I'm tired from exploring you
I'm sorry you've had some scary days
I'm lucky, they had me on a leash
Exposing, sometimes you frighten me

And it's too bad you're so sad
I wish you could have had what I had

I'm loathing most of your history
Hesitation, but then you siphon me
Your potential, well I'll indulge in that
Violent timing explains the aftermath

And it's too bad you're so sad
I wish you could have had what I had
And it's so sad, it's too bad
Maybe I can make you feel better
Oh maybe I'm supposed to make you feel better

I want to comfort you

Unlike you I had it easy
You're dark blue
Stained from previous days

And you're so sad
It's too bad
I wish you could have had what I had
And it's too bad you're so sad
Maybe I can make you feel better

I'm sorry


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    General CommentWow, I really never saw this song the way other people see it. I had such a clear interpretation of it, so it's interesting to see all these perspectives.

    That being said, I strongly feel it's not about a friendship. It's about a relationship. It's about growing apart from your lover, but still WANTING to be in love with them, but realizing that the love is gone. She said "It's too bad you're so sad, I wish you could have had what I had.." This, to me, means that Gwen was happy in the relationship. She wishes that her lover saw their relationship SHE sees it; blissful, happy. But he could only see the bad, was complicated ("You've had some scary days" -- meaning this person battled some scary thoughts about Gwen, their relationship, etc.) and so forth. That's why Gwen apologizes at the end. The last line "I'm Sorry" is.... I mean... no words. A truly beautiful way to end the song. She wants her lover to know that she's sorry, and she hopes that they know it's not her fault that the love disappeared.

    Sorry if that makes no sense. It makes too much sense to me. I can't see this song any other way. But everyone has their unique interpretation which gives the song a personal meaning to them.
    tcor324on November 24, 2011   Link
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    General Commentahh i love this one, its such a moody song. i love it when gwen sings "unlike you... i had it easy. you're dark blue... stained from previous days" thats definitely my favorite part. yarr good stuff there my friends
    starkisson August 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI can relate. I had a best friend took a darker path in life, and it pains me to see it. I have a wonderful life, but she in in the grasp of drugs, sex and alcohol. She wasn't raised as strict as I was, so the line "I'm lucky, they had me on a leash" really hits home. Maybe if she had what I had growing up, she would be a better person.
    Honeybeeon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is the nicest song from no doubt. i especially like the piano part..[sighs]
    slinkstersarson March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti agree with honeybee. it's about someone who indulges in the bad things in life and the narrator of the song is pained by all that her friend is doing.
    moonlitsirenon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite no doubt song. EVER. absolutely gorgeous. the piano part is so pretty it moves me to tears. especially that one repeated part of the "too late" tune. gorgeous lyrics. ahh i just can't say enough about this song. i love it. love love love it. =)
    2late4hopeon November 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm tired from exploring you
    I'm sorry you've had some scary days
    She's been looking into the life of a close friend and she doesn't like what she sees.
    I'm lucky, they had me on a leash
    Exposing, sometimes you frighten me
    Her family gave her limits and boundaries of what she could do, so she barely ever did the wrong thing or got into a mess. But her friend is so vulnerable, unprotected, to the evils of the world that it's scary.
    And it's too bad you're so sad
    I wish you could have had what I had
    She feels really sorry for all her friend has gone through, and she wishes she could've had it as easy, as perfect, as her.
    Unlike you I had it easy
    You're dark blue
    Stained from previous days
    Her friend has had some rough times that have changed her..for the worst. She hasn't been the same, like herself, ever since.
    Punkass1320on April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone who was more than a friend, though it coulddddd be about a friend or more than a friend.

    "I'm loathing most of your history
    Hesitation, but then you siphon me
    Your potential, well I'll indulge in that
    Violent timing explains the aftermath "

    The whole violent timing line leads me to believe its about a love rather than a friend. I just think the connotation of "aftermath" is too strong to be just the end of a friendship...
    fearlesspaulaon September 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is about a relatonship, but I get where everyone is coming from. I've never looked at this song that way.
    xskunkxon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat the hell does the line "Hesitation, but then you siphon me" mean??
    djenderon November 27, 2007   Link

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