G             D            Em                        D
I will not make the same mistakes that you did


G            D


I will not let myself
Em                                 D
Cause my heart so much misery
G          D        Em
I will not break the way you did,


C
You fell so hard
G                      D     



To never let it get that far
G
Because of you

Em                                D
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
G
Because of you


Em                        D

I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
G
Because of you
C                D                                Em                               
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
G
Because of you
D
I am afraid
G             D
I lose my way
Em                D                       G
And it's not too long before you point it out


D
I cannot cry
Em                                D                        G
Because you know that's weakness in your eyes
D
I'm forced to fake

Em                  D                  G
A smile, a laugh everyday of my life
D
My heart can't possibly break
C                          D
When it wasn't even whole to start with
G
Because of you
Em                                D
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
G
Because of you
Em                        D
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
G
Because of you
C             D                               Em                               

I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
G
Because of you
D
I am afraid
G
I watched you die
D                               A
I heard you cry every night in your sleep
G
I was so young
Em                           A
You should have known better than to lean on me
G                     D
You never thought of anyone else
A
You just saw your pain
G                               C

And now I cry in the middle of the night
Bb      B      C#
For the same damn thing
G
Because of you
Em                                D
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
G
Because of you
C                        D
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
G
Because of you
Em              D   
I try my hardest just to forget everything
G
Because of you
Em                      D
I don't know how to let anyone else in
G
Because of you
Em                   D
I'm ashamed of my life because it's empty
G      Em
Because of you
D
I am afraid
G
Because of you
Em             D
Ooh, oohhh, ohhh
G
Because of you
Em             D
Ooh, oohhh, ohhh
G
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