Kelly Clarkson performs "Mr. Know It All" / Breakup lyrics to live by


Ever had that moment when you're so excited to see one of your favourite musicians in concert for the first time ever, but when they open their mouth it sounds like your drunk aunt doing karaoke at the family reunion?  Kelly Clarkson live is totally not like that. She might even be better in person than on record. 


Hailed by Esquire as "the best voice in pop music history," K. Clarks' first ever performance of "Mr. Know It All" does not disappoint. I think I'd like to personally crown her the Queen of Breakup Songs since she treats every performance like she's singing it in the face of her ex-bf. In fact, I can guarantee there are tons of Kelly Clarkson lyrics you could spit at "the best thing you never had." Observe:


Behind These Hazel Eyes


Here I am, once again / I'm torn into pieces / Can't deny it, can't pretend / Just thought you were the one / Broken up, deep inside / But you won't get to see the tears I cry


Yeah, I'll admit it, you hurt me — but am I ever gonna let you know that? Heck no! Even if I did cry a lil bit in my room, I'll still act fine, fresh, and fierce in yo' face. Fake it 'til you make it, right?


Dumb + Dumb = You


You can stop wasting my time / Without you I'm just fine / Why did it take me so long to figure out / Dumb + dumb = you 


And another thing! You're dumb! Oh yeah? And your dog is dumb, too!


Already Gone


I want you to know that it doesn't matter / Where we take this road someone's gotta go / And I want you to know you couldn't have loved me better / But I want you to move on so I'm already gone


As satisfying as it can be to be a total jerk to your ex, sometimes you're the heartbreaker and you need to show them some sympathy. Some things are just meant to end and you gotta put your foot down (no matter how many bouquets of flowers he leaves on your doorstep). 


Since U Been Gone


But since you've been gone / I can breathe for the first time / I'm so movin' on, yeah yeah / Thanks to you now I get what I want / Since you've been gone


This song is like the breakup anthem. Even if you don't have an ex, "Since U Been Gone" makes you wish you did, just so you could sing it while destroying his/her apartment. Ahhh sweet, sweet revenge.


-al