Because of You
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Awesome song, but the Video ruined it for me
Awesome song, great dance beat and melody - I liked the lyrics because I thought it was a love song about a guy so in love with his woman that he made an analogy that his love for her was just like a drug addict, and she was the "drug". Not the most romantic analogy, but it works. Anywayz, this video is dark (literally) mostly shot at night, and lo and behold, there's not one woman he's singing to, but several! You could even argue that he is picking up an "escort" in the beginning of the video (depending on how you interpret the song!) Looking back at the lyrics, I can now see how the video director thought this, ("I got a problem and I don't know what to do about it") I just didn't take the lyrics so literally. So the way I now see it, you could interpret the song one of three ways: 1). It's a love song to his girlfriend, whom he is so in love with he is "addicted" to her. 2). It's a song written to his mistress, whom he is having an affair with, but knows he "should stay away from" or 3). it's a song about a guy who's literally a "sex addict" (which is a real disorder) and sex has become a drug for him- which would totally ruin this song for me! I would have preferred that the video remained more innocent (i.e. stick with a dance video or someone just in love with one woman) then the viewer could make up in their own mind whether this was his girlfriend or a mistress. That way, in your mind it would be a straightforward lovesong instead of choosing the 2nd interpretation, and it's not about the love of his life. (It's sort of like the children's song, "Ring Around the Rosey". I preferred it when it was just a simple children's song, but then I later found out it was about the Bubonic Plague!) I thought this was a love song, and the video implies it is something darker... sigh. Ashes, ashes, we all fall down...
Born: October 18, 1982 in Camden, AR
Years Active: '00s, '10s
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