Christina Aguilera: Hurt Meaning
Song Released: 2006
You told me how proud you were, but I looked away
If only I knew what I know today
I would hold you in my arms
I would take the pain away
Thank you for all you've done
anonymous Jan 7th, 2007 1:07pm report
this song is about her father. In the beginning of the video, it shows a little girl and her father going to a circus and seeing all of the performers. later on her dad gives her a necklace with an elaphant on it. She grows up to become a famous circus performer and has no more time for her dad. She recieves a letter one night before a show and finds out that her dad died. In the second verse she mentions him looking down upon her and asking if he was proud of who she was. She's saying sorry for all of thetimes she blamed him for what she couldn't do, and that she hurt hursef inside by hurting him. She also says that if she had just one more day, she would tell him how much she missed since he went away (since she saw him last.)
anonymous Jun 6th, 2018 6:14pm report
For me when I first heard this song it was just a few weeks after my son died from suicide. My son was very troubled and angry so there was a lot of tension in our home. He was just 16. For me as a parent u carry the guilt of maybe u could of done something. 11 years later I still sob uncontrollably when I hear this song. The line that talks about having the chance of just one more day so u can tell them how much Miss them since they been away completely wrecks me every time. While this song makes me cry it’s also very therapeutic. Sometimes u need to cry and release it. This song has done this for me. The first year following his death I listened to it every day on the way home from work. Cried the whole time but could then function for my other kids because I got it out. It’s really a touching sad song for me.
anonymous May 14th, 2018 5:59pm report
What ever you want it to Mean to any specific person. My feeling is that it’s about a gal I’ve been texting and talking with for over 2 years and claim she lives or grown up in my old stomping grounds. Started on face book as friends and turned into everyday talking and texting to me trying so desperately to meet to her within the first few months to with cancer and till this date 5/14/18 never actually seeing each other. And me treating her at times like shit for never meeting me and I’m so sorry for treating her that way for something I couldn’t do to help her and want to apologize for not being able to help her and feel guilty about it when In fact it was all in her hands to meet me and wouldn’t. And I feel guilty for treating her like shit when deep deep down I feel she either is lie in to me or wouldn’t meet me for reasons idk why. It is still goin on till this day.
anonymous Feb 11th, 2018 2:56am report
I think its about her father she did not had time for her father until it was to late and now she only regrets....
anonymous Dec 7th, 2017 12:18am report
I think the song is about forgiveness, and to not spend what little time we have on this earth holding on to anger, and resentment, that it may be to late someday to be able to have that person that you truly love in your life if you don't let go and let live, by forgiveing, their short comings , and the mistakes or bad choices. Spend what time you have left in your or their life, by building good, happy memories before its to late. You don't want to regret not having them, when your or their time comes.
anonymous Jan 1st, 2013 1:15pm report
This way originally about her abusive father (who is still alive) but her label made her change the lyrics to sound like it was about a lost loved one (in the video's case, a father).
anonymous Oct 28th, 2012 10:55pm report
I don't think it is aboout her dad cuz i know that he is alive and he was beging her to see her, but she said no to him :) so i dont think it is about her dad :)
Greetings from Macedonia :D the song is very popular in Macedonia as the other Aguilera's songs :)
anonymous Apr 13th, 2012 4:25am report
David scroll down the image of the quaotisnneire use the right side there, and select the response you want. You can also fill in your thoughts if you don't choose one or the other response. At the end of the little survey there's a submit or done button, click that and you're done. Make sense?
anonymous Jun 24th, 2011 6:39pm report
Aguilera (not AguilAra) wrote the lyrics in memory of her father. On radio station WAKS in Cleveland, Ohio, Aguilera said she was sorry because the last musical thing her father heard from her before he passed away was how she hated him for abusing her mother. She never got the chance to say "I'm sorry, I still love you" before he died. The grief caused so much pain that she wrote a song for him telling how she was sorry for blaming him for everything bad that happened in her parents' relationship.
anonymous Jan 28th, 2011 1:50pm report
Actually, the song was written by someone else about her father, not Christina's - she just performed it.
anonymous Dec 10th, 2009 12:01pm report
It's about her dad and when he died she felt guilty.
asterodera Jan 11th, 2009 1:52pm report
I believe that this song when heard can be interpreted differently for everyone.
Personally I inturpret it as my grandfather who I never saw as a child, whenever I'd call my grandmother would turn me away and send me home. Not knowing untill he'd passed away I thought he disliked me and thus why he didn't want to see me, so I had a negative perception of him and was raised to dislike him, however once he'd passed away I realised that he did care and it was my parent's vendetta with him that prohibited me seeing him. I just felt that I coudlnt do much to visit etc being so young and not having any say so this song brings guilt and the chorus sums up how I felt etc.
Looking at the video it is clear that it is the father that Christina misses and that she'd pursued her dream of working in the circus at the cost of her relationship with her father, and only grew to realise this once it was too late.
As a whole this song tells one to make the most of now and not to hold grudges/forget about people, because when it's too late then the regret is a pain that cannot be removed... kinda.
hurt_enough Nov 24th, 2008 11:49am report
i'd just like to say that it doesn't really matter what the song is REALLY about...why don't people just write about what the song means for them....this trying to prove each other wrong nonsense is boring...i think it's beautiful when people can share their piece of experience with the words of music instead of trying to share facts! that's boring...interpretation = open to anything...duh!
I read somewhere that Christina wanted to record a song about the loss of a loved one. So her and Lida Perry wrote this song. Its not actually about anything relating to her. Its just a song that people can listen and relate to about losing someone they love very much. The music video is hyperthetical. She just used the relationship of a father figure and a daughter figure as an example. So I don't think its really about an experience she had.
i know its not the most reliable of sources but its ok.
anonymous Feb 13th, 2008 2:01am report
I believe the song is about her father....it shows in the video and in the use of lyrics....in certain songs she has referred to the abuse they (her mum and herself) suffered until they left him she obviously forgives him for his behavior but because its too late and he's dead....she can't tell him....
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