"Sorry To Myself" as written by and Alanis Morissette....
For hearing all my doubts so selectively and
For continuing my numbing love endlessly.
For helping you and myself: not even considering
For beating myself up and overfunctioning.

To whom do I owe the biggest apology?
No one’s been crueler than I’ve been to me.

For letting you decide if I indeed was desirable
For myself love being so embarassingly conditional.
And for denying myself to somehow make us compatible
and for trying to fit a rectangle into a ball.

And
To whom do I owe the biggest apology?
No one’s been crueler than I’ve been to me.

I'm sorry to myself.
My apologies begin here before everybody else.
I'm sorry to myself.
For treating me worse than I would anybody else.

For blaming myself for your unhappiness
and for my impatience when I was perfect where I was.
Ignoring all the signs that I was not ready,
and expecting myself to be where you wanted me to be.

To whom do I owe the first apology?
No one’s been crueler than I’ve been to me.

And
I’m sorry to myself.
My apologies begin here before everybody else.
I’m sorry to myself.
For treating me worse than I would anybody else.

Well, I wonder which crime is the biggest ?
Forgetting you or forgetting myself...
Had I heeded the wisdom of the latter,
I would’ve naturally loved the former.

For ignoring you: my highest voices.
For smiling when my strife was all too obvious.
For being so disassociated from my body,
and for not letting go when it would’ve been the kindest thing.

To whom do I owe the biggest apology?
No one’s been crueler than I’ve been to me.

And
I’m sorry to myself.
My apologies begin here before everybody else
I’m sorry to myself.
For treating me worse than I would anybody else.
I’m sorry to myself.
My apologies begin here before everybody else
I’m sorry to myself.
For treating me worse than I would anybody else.


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    General CommentThis song fit to me a time ago. Now, too, sometimes. Alanis is the greatest female musician ever.
    AgathaKavkaon September 17, 2002   Link
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    General Comment+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I'm so dramatic. I loved this song back when I was a sophmore in highschool. I alwasy though I owed an apology to myself. So I wrote a song caleld sorry to myself. And then 2 years later I wrote a song called *appology accepted* a little cheesy but it works
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    Jaydee
    jaydeejjon June 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAwww not cheesey, I think that's a really kewl idea! Yeah, I think sometimes you have to find your own peace and approval of yourself before you can ever look to find it from others - and we apologise to others for hurting them but never seem to make up for the abuse we pile onto ourselves. Don't you find it interesting that we do things to ourselves that we'd never dream if doing to a friend? I like the way Alanis puts herself first here for a change
    CakeAndSodomy69on August 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those songs where i had to fight back that little lump in my throat when something hits a spot that i'm not quite comfortable with looking at yet if that makes sense. Its beautiful and i reckon that every woman should step out of that comfy zone and listen to it. We do give ourselves so much crap it is ridiculous. it fits well with sister blister too. how we also give each other loadsa crap and that is also quite absurd.
    lipsticknlezikisseson August 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics hit the spot right now...turning to self-reflection to see what you're doing wrong when the other doesn't give even half that effort...
    Shmeemeron July 28, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationthis is a song by a woman that loves too much, gives too much, and forgets about herself in all this. now she realized it, and feels sorry to herself.
    I found myself in this song too...
    anitacroon August 13, 2012   Link

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