Sorry about my past life
Sorry but we just missed
Sorry it had to end up like this

Sorry if I caused you pain
Sorry, I forgot your name
Sorry, but you left me out in the rain

Thought I knew you better than
Thought I knew your intentions
Thought I knew, but I didn’t have a clue
Not a single damn thing was true!

Sorry if I caused you harm
Sorry I’m no good luck charm
Sorry you didn’t end up in my arms

Thought I knew you better than
Thought I knew your intentions
Thought I knew, but I didn’t have a clue
Not a single damn thing was true!

Now that I
World’s gone down
We’ve traded away
Blew out the spark
And now we’re left with broken hearts
Tryin’ to find a new place to start

Thought I knew you better than
Thought I knew your intentions
Thought I knew, but I didn’t have a clue
Not a single damn thing was true!



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  • +1
    General Commentgives me a 90s pop-rock feeling like i'm listening to the gin blossoms, sister hazel, or toad the wet sprocket.
    KennyDubson May 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe others members of Weezer are a talented bunch. I've enjoyed the side projects of The Rentals, The Special Goodness, and the Space Twins quite thoroughly.

    As for meaning... this song seems to be about a guy who was dumped by a girl. I think she might want to get back with him, but he's saying he won't because of the way he treated her.
    I'm not positive though. It's late...
    TheSilverNobleon June 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNah i think ur a little off SilverNoble.. seems more like the guy broke up with the girl. With the line "Sorry you didn’t end up in my arms" it makes it sound like he did the breaking up. Also with the "Now that I.." line, i see at as: now that i broke up with you, yada yada.
    He thought he knew her and her intentions, but he was mistaken. He didn't like what he saw when his eyes were opened to who she actually was.
    Clearly he is sorry for "causing [her] pain", but he is confident that ending the relationship was the best choice, because the real her "left [him] out in the rain".
    BeaverBoyon June 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Beaver mostly, though he (song character) accuses her of making the relation.

    Personally, this is my favorite song on the Red Album. I especially like the tone changes between the verses, chorus, and bridge. True mastery of writing and playing by Weezer.
    Wicked Awesomenesson July 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho's singing?
    Lucanioon May 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrian
    CrookedRainon May 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand Pat's playing guitar!
    thewordofrashion June 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably one of my favorite songs on the new album. Good job, Brian!
    NogoodBoyoon June 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is the least weezerly song on the album, but i still love it.
    liz1001on June 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a girl dumping a guy.

    "Sorry..." lines are the girl speaking, apart from "Sorry, but you left me out in the rain"

    The chorus and bridge are the guy's response.

    Straightforward.
    peppermintFGon July 29, 2008   Link

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