Because

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Just because I asked a friend about her
Just because I spoke her name somewhere
Just because I rang her number by mistake, today
She thinks I still care.

Why say “by reason of” when you mean “because of”?
Why say “as a result of” when you mean “because of”?
Why say “on the basis of” when you mean “because of”?
Why say “on the grounds that” when you mean “because”?


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