Secret so sorry that I forgot.
Secret secret We're all bound to forget.
I was worried I might be rude to you,
So worried that I was.
It's a lie to serve the truth and I'm still guilty.
I missed. So be it.

Everywhere everything you ever touched.
Cutting in won't do it. There's nothing to it.
You were sorry that I was alone,
So sorry that you run away.
Putting it on me but you already knew it,
It never meant a thing. So be it.

I can't understand this at all.
I can't pronounce this at all.

These are different matters,
These are uncertain feelings,
These should never be discussed here,
So keep it to yourself.


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    MemoryI came across the song about 9 months ago. It's just so beautiful that I kept listening to it on the youtube. I never knew what the song meant, and I couldn't relate the lyrics with the song title. One day, in a sad afternoon after a fight with my boyfriend, the song just kept spinning in my head. And suddenly, I realized what the song meant.

    "Secret so sorry that I forgot.
    Secret secret
    We're all bound to forget.
    I was worried I might be rude to you,
    So worried that I was.
    It's a lie to serve the truth and I'm still guilty.
    I missed. So be it."

    The "secret" is, the man does not love her.
    Deep down, the girl knows it; but she keeps lying to herself that the boy does love her. The fact that the boy does not love her is being kept like a secret in her heart. She doesn't want to make the secret public since that would mean to end her relationship with the boy.

    "Secret so sorry that I forgot" sometimes she feels that the boy really does not treat her right, and feels realy sad about that, but then she reminds herself that "yes, the truth is, the boy doesn't love me anymore." She knows it, and that's the little secret that she keeps deep inside her fragile heart. So at this point she realizes that she shouldn't be demanding anything from her boyfriend, she's sorry that she almost "forgets" about the lie that she has been telling herself, the lie that she has to tell herself all the time so as to keep the relationship going.

    Realizing that she has to keep it as a secret, she does not blame the boy that he doesn't treat her right anymore; instead, she apologizes for the accusation she made to her boyfriend previously, in hope of sweeping all his bad things under the rug, nervously saying that it's her who was to blame: "I'm sorry I might be rude to you, so sorry that I was"

    But "It's a lie to serve the truth" and therefore "I'm still guilty"

    So the second stanza I guess is more or less about the empty words that the boy said to lazily pacify the girl. He didn't really mean what he said.

    And in the last stanza,
    "these should never be discussed here"
    who is right and who is wrong should never be discussed openly anymore
    if they wish to keep the decadent relationship with the brittle little lie.

    And I suppose that's why the song title is called "hated becasue of great qualities". The man does not really hate her, just does not find himself love her anymore. That's why he is angry and seems to loathe her whenever he is "complained" by the girl.In fact, the girl is the one who has the points (being fair and honest about the situation they are in), the man cannot defend himself so he appears to hate the girl.

    Of course, it's just my interpretation after all :]
    turquoise904on March 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really love the way Kazu sings, especially in this song. What a brilliant title, too. Anyone have any idea what this is about?
    Boournson May 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song's just so...
    Beautiful...
    I get lost in it sometimes just thinking....

    it is truely the songs of songs
    rock the system!!on June 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdo you ever just focus on yourself? i don't know...i like how this band wasn't ever popular yet still very important to me...this song rocks more than your grandma.
    phlameon March 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes it does.
    IAmAClicheon June 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is hauntingly beautiful.
    le_delugeon July 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsimply grasp all my attention
    toxiccurseon October 11, 2008   Link

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