"Sorry" as written by Vidal Davis and Glenn Lewis....
Today's a reason for living
Today's the blood from a stone
Today's a light from a candle
Helping us to find our way home

Today we carry each other
Today the past is a freak
Today's a time for forgiveness
You were never that good to me

(Welcome to this world of mine)

I'm sorry, I can't lie
I'm wasting too much time
Drowning I've been blind
But I've opened up my eyes
Sorry, I can't lie
So I just say goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Yeah

Today's tasting the honey
Today's the strike of a match
And today's the lines in the pavement
Helping us to find our way back
Today's the crosses we carry
Today's the strength that we need
And today's the hand of an angel
You were not the kind to believe

(Welcome to this world of mine)

I'm sorry, I can't lie
I'm wasting too much time
Drowning I've been blind
But I've opened up my eyes
Sorry, I can't lie
So I just say goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Yeah

Oh what a day, oh what a day, oh my God
Oh what a day, oh what a day, oh my God
Oh what a day, oh what a day, oh my God
And oh my God, and oh my God, yeah

Today we carry each other
Today we do what we should
Today's a time for forgiving
Today I wish I could

I'm sorry, I can't lie
I'm wasting too much time
Drowning, I've been blind
But I've opened up my eyes
Sorry, I can't lie
So I just say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Another bye, goodbye, goodbye
Another bye, goodbye, goodbye, yeah
Another bye, goodbye, goodbye
Another bye, goodbye, bye


Lyrics submitted by dstrbdbliss

"Sorry" as written by Dale Virgo Andre Bailey

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentI agree that there is definitely a spiritual aspect, but I had thought of this great song more as a break-up song. The singer's girlfriend was never that good to him, and he has realized that it is alright to move on. He has been wasting time in a life that has not been fulfilling, and was blind believing that everything was alright. He opens up his eyes and sees that it's his time to move on. He says goodbye, and then focuses on seizing the day, which is what all of the "today" metaphors are about.
    megamikeon March 15, 2003   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy interpretation of this song, is that it's about a boy.
    He was with a girl, or possibly a friend, who would treat him badly, and drag him down, but he's realized he's better than this, and deserves better, so he "opens up his eyes" and says "goodbye".

    When Raine sings;
    "I'm sorry, I can't lie
    I'm wasting too much time,
    Drowning, I've been blind"

    It puts me under the impression that he would lie to whomever, prior to his realization, and he would go along with what they said, in fear of losing a friend, or lover. When he states he's been wasting too much time, it's him coming to the realization that this relationship is a waste of his time, and will only male him worse, rather than better.
    In saying he was drowning, Raine is basically saying the relationship was drowning him.
    This is my impression of it, at least.
    SadDistractionon February 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhich cd is this song from??
    UncertaintyBHCon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGravity.

    OLP seems to have to have one of these sort of songs in every CD. They have Hope in Naveed, 4am and Automatic Flowers and Clumsy in Clumsy, Annie and Happiness in Happiness, and Are You Sad and Life in Spiritual.
    Silvason June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is from their (latest cd?) GRAVITY. Look hard and you'll find it. It is a really great song. Somewhere Out There is also on this CD i believe. Im gonna pick it up soon. It's probably one of their best albums.
    ~The -BarCodeSoldier-
    BarCodeSoldieron June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"These sort of songs" -- Meaning what?

    I absolutely love this song. I love the "oh what a day, what day, oh my god" part.
    exzentrikon June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is one of the best songs on the album. To me the only song that beat it out was "A Story About A Girl"(the best song on Gravity)
    GCrockson June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love Sell my Soul and Not Enough on the album as well but this is one of the best.
    hell every song on an OLP Album is one of the best
    Greenskyon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHOW TRUE HOW TRUE!!!!
    GCrockson June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a fabulous song for sure. I think its just seizing the day. Pretty evident. Cleansing yourself of the things that are normal but not beneficial. Get rid of the things that are bad for you, but you never take the time to think about and get rid of. Great song, and great cd
    Elijahon June 19, 2002   Link

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