Never Again

Kelly Clarkson

About Never Again

"Never Again" is a song recorded by American pop singer Kelly Clarkson for her third studio album, My December (2007). Clarkson co-wrote the song with Jimmy Messer while produced by American producer and musician David Kahne. Clarkson stated that the song was written as a counterpart to the songs from her second studio album, Breakaway (2004), and was almost removed because of its harsh lyrical nature. RCA Records serviced the song to mainstream radios in the United States on April 24, 2007. "Never Again" features a stronger rock sound than Clarkson's previous releases, but maintains some pop undertones. It relies on strings, guitar riffs and drums and is centered on angry, abrasive lyrics. "Never Again" received positive reviews from music critics, with many citing it as a darker counterpart to "Since U Been Gone" (2004) and as one of her best releases. The song fared well in international as well as domestic markets, but failed to mimic the success of her previous lead singles. It peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It was also certified gold in Canada and Australia while peaking within the top ten in both regions. The song has sold over one million downloads in the United States. The accompanying music video for "Never Again" was released on May 1, 2007 in the United States. It portrays Clarkson being drowned in a bathtub and in various scenes acting as a ghost, haunting her ex-boyfriend following the end of their relationship. 


Year:
2007
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I hope the ring you gave to her
Turns her finger green
I hope when you're in bed with her
You think of me
I would never wish bad things
But I don't wish you well
Could you tell
By the flames that burned your words
I never read your letter
'Cause I knew what you'd say
Give me that Sunday school answer
Try make it all OK

[Chorus:]
Does it hurt
To know I'll never be there
But it sucks
To see my face everywhere
It was you
Who chose to end it like you did
I was the last to know
You knew
Exactly what you would do
And don't say
You simply lost your way
She may believe you
But I never will
Never again

If she really knows the truth
She deserves you
A trophy wife, oh, how cute
Ignorance is bliss
But when your day comes
And he's through with you
And he'll be through with you
You'll die together, but alone
You wrote me in a letter
You couldn't say it right to my face
Well, give me that Sunday school answer
Repent yourself away

[Chorus]

Never again will I hear you
Never again will I miss you
Never again will I fall to you
Never
Never again will I kiss you
Never again will I want to
Never again will I love you
Never

Does it hurt
To know I'll never be there
But it sucks
To see my face everywhere
It was you
Who chose to end it like you did
I was the last to know
You knew
Exactly what you would do
And don't say
You simply lost your way
They may believe you
But I never will
I never will
I never will
Never again

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Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. Born in Fort Worth and raised in Burleson, Texas, Clarkson came into prominence after becoming the winner of the inaugural season of the television series American Idol in 2002 and later becoming the runner-up in the television special World Idol in 2003. more »

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Written by: Jimmy Messer, Kelly Clarkson

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10 facts about this song

Music Genre
"Never Again" is a song performed in the pop-rock genre by American singer, Kelly Clarkson.
Album Release
This song is a part of her third studio album named "My December" that was released in 2007.
Songwriting
"Never Again" was co-written by Kelly Clarkson herself and songwriter Jimmy Messer.
Chart Performance
The song debuted at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it her highest debut single at the time.
Lyrics Theme
The song contains empowering lyrics carrying a message against being badly treated in a relationship and deciding never to let it happen again.
Gold Record
"Never Again" was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over 500,000 copies.
Overcoming Controversy
Despite some controversies between Clarkson and her record company over the creative direction for "My December," the album and its lead single, "Never Again," were both a commercial success worldwide.
Music Video
The music video for "Never Again," directed by Joseph Kahn, features complex special effects and an underwater sequence symbolizing emotional suffocation.
List of Accomplishments
"Never Again" was ranked as the 17th best pop song of 2007 by About.com and came 16th on the Pazz+Jop annual year-end poll of American music critics.
Other Versions
Kelly Clarkson also released a dance remix and an acoustic version of "Never Again" due to its popularity.

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