"Sorry" as written by and Orzabal,roland/griffiths,alan....
What's the matter with your life
Did someone come and shoot your with wife
Just as you planned
Will you live or will you die
Are you that butterfly
That never lands
Set aside these vacant rules
Break them now and don't get fooled again

Sorry
How many times must I say
Life is not a cake to separate
What do I have to do
To save you from worry
Cut off my nose
To spite my face

When you look into these eyes
Do you see civilized
Or son of Sam
Will you love or do you hate
Why do you hesitate yeah

Sorry
How many times must I say
Life is not a cake to separate
What do I have to do
To save you from worry
Cut off my nose
To spite my face

Time is an arrow
You are the bow
Shoot it now to seal your own fate
Get a life, get a love, get a new big idea

What's the matter with your life
Did someone come and shoot your with wife
Just as you planned
Will you live or will you die
Are you that butterfly

Sorry
How many times must I say
Life is not a cake to separate
What do I have to do
To save you from worry
Cut off my nose
To spite my face


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"Sorry" as written by Roland Orzabal Alan Griffiths

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    General CommentThis song explores the confusion associated with infidelity. When guilt over the act competes with the measure of satisfaction infideility brings (else why do it?), the mind goes back and forth with lines like these:
    Set aside these vacant rules
    then Sorry...How many times must I say
    and back to Shoot it now to seal your own fate

    Roland makes the little discussed point that getting caught cheating, and even being sorry for it, does not immediately erase all feelings for the new lover. And the mind struggles with the idea of just going back to the old relationship.

    When Roland sings these lines
    "When you look into these eyes
    Do you see civilized
    Or son of Sam"
    I wonder if he is looking in the mirror trying to determine just what sort of person he is at heart.
    portxon January 13, 2013   Link

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