"I Said I'm Sorry" as written by Will Drummond, Nicholas James Wilson, Declan Xavier Melia and Matthew Vincent O'gorman....
I'm B-grade, underweight but excited to be here
I don't mean what I say, it's ok, please believe me
I said I'm sorry, we could shake hands on it
And red carpets unroll like tongues all around us
Shot down like pro-choice doctors in Texas
We make out for a while and I felt like an actor
But when we left it was light and I just felt embarrased

I said I'm sorry, we could shake hands on it

It used to be the only reason I breathed, but now it's just choking me up
Don't say no, just shut up and swallow it
I said I'm sorry

I'm B-grade underweight, out of place, dehydrated
Inhaling peroxided conversation
I've a confession to make and you're not gonna like it
I stand up and clench my fist, my life determined in fifteen minutes

I said I'm sorry, we could shake hands on it
I'm B-grade, underweight, but excited to be here

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  • +2
    General CommentI can see how people say this is about fame but I had a slightly different interpretation.. maybe a drunken one-night stand?

    The first verse refers to the fact of their fairly low-grade fame. Underweight could refer to insecurities about his body. He hooks up this girl and it feels very fake and empty, but nevertheless he sleeps with her and the next morning he's ashamed and obviously..sorry.

    The next verse MUST be a reference to Brand New
    "It used to be the only reason I breathed, but now it's just choking me up" the whole line is an exact quote. The song it refers to talks about sex and emptiness. He was obviously pushy towards the girl when he was drunk "Don't say no, just shut up and swallow it"

    So he wakes up the next day dehydrated (hungover) and out of place at this girls house. I'm guessing this girl is a bit dumb (peroxide=blonde) and he sees that this has been a huge mistake. His confession is that he doesn't want any relationship.

    The next part, in addition to the Brand New reference, which is about a guy losing his virginity, makes me think this could have been his first time. His first sexual experience has been determined in fifteen minutes. Alternatively it could refer to the girl being pregnant, which could explain the pro-choice reference.

    MyOvenCanCookBitsOfOvenon May 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor such a pop-orientated indie band, their lyrics are pretty amazing. This song is quite infectious
    hawk_er_8on July 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis really reminds me of Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk.

    but regardless of meaning, it's fucking awesome
    uber-bubbleon September 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWay to steal lyrics from another band. Brand New - Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades.
    faithinthethiefon September 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would just like to point out to 'faithinthethief' that the lyrics "but now it's just choking me up" are hardly ripping off lyrics from Sic Transit Gloria. If it were, I would be the first to write-off this song. Jesse Lacey is a lyrical genius, and these boys aren't far off. I take my hat off to them.
    she.is.screamingon February 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta great song about hating the shallow sides of fame....
    snowybear123on February 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about fame and how its shit
    Not necessarily hating it, but feeling incompetent and awkard against it
    But they're excited, as in the first line hahaaa
    hopoloon April 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMyOvenCanCookBitsOfOven
    i think you are completely right. thats pretty much exactly what i thought of.
    ratushon June 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUgh. Like this song and it is especially fitting for today, but the 'shot down like pro-choice doctors" is evasive. Call a spade a spade...shot down by some lunatic because they ended the lives of thousands of growing children in the womb. (It ain't a rock growing inside ya, people, so consider adoption, please.) Anywho, I send this song out to anyone I've taken pot shots at today or any other day. It's easy to hit someone when s/he's down. I'm sorry. I was wrong. I let my anger get the best of me. Please forgive me. (Just wish I could have found a better song:)
    SugarInMyBowlMmmmmmon January 02, 2012   Link

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