When you said the phrase, "because I love you",
I thought you really meant it,
I didnt think you were taking advantage of me,
I just thought you really meant it.
When you asked me to cut off everyone that was important,
Because you were scared I wouldnt have time for you,
I gladly agreed because you said you were asking "because I love you",
And I just really thought you meant it.
All the times you asked me to change,
Because I wasnt who you wanted me to be,
I made my mind and body different, not someone I envisioned to be,
Because I really thought you meant it.
Now I know what that phrase is really supposed to mean,
When you hear it from someone who really does love you,
Because now when I think to those times of you,
I know you never really meant it.
What you should have said instead,
Was "I want the best for you...because I love you",
Because if you really loved me,
You would have never asked me to change.
Or maybe when I wanted something different in my life,
You could have said,
"I support you...because I love you"
But you would have ever said that, because you never really meant it.
But today I am stronger,
Knowing what this phrase should really mean,
that it shows real love and true affection,
so when the next time someone says "because I love you",
Ill know they really, really meant it.