"Sorry" as written by Christopher A. Daughtry, Matthias Weber, Christopher Langton, Alexander Petrow Rethwisch and Konstantin Rethwisch....
Will you listen to my story?
It just be a minute
How can I explain
Whatever happened here never meant to hurt you
How can I cause you so much pain

When I say I'm sorry
Will you believe me?
Listen to my story
Say you won't leave me

When I say I'm sorry
Can you forgive me?
When I say I will always be there
Will you believe, will you believe in me?

All the words that I come up with
They're like gasoline on flames
There's no excuse, no explanation
Believe me if I could undo what I did wrong
I'd give away all that I own

When I say I'm sorry
Will you believe me?
Listen to my story
Say you won't leave me

When I say I'm sorry
Can you forgive me?
When I say I will always be there
Will you believe, will you believe in me?

If I told you I've been cleanin' my soul
And If I promise you I'll regain control
Will you open your door?
And let me in take me for who I am
And not for who I've been, who I've been

When I say I'm sorry
Will you believe me?
Listen to my story
Say you won't leave me

When I say I'm sorry
Can you forgive me?
When I say I will always be there
Will you believe, will you believe in me?

When I say I'm sorry
When I say I'm sorry
When I say I'm sorry
When I say I'm sorry

When I say I'm sorry
Can you forgive me?
When I say I will always be there
Will you believe


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"Sorry" as written by Chris Daughtry Alexander Petrow Rethwisch

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    My Interpretationwow im the first one to comment! i love this song, its not very famous but to me its their best one. basicaly the song is implying that the guy screwed up. i think he cheated, she found out and broke it off. but im not so sure. to me, it seems like he is talkin to himself trying to figure out how he is going to explain his wrong doings to his girl to ask for her forgiveness. he wonders if she will believe him when he says sorry and he will never leave or hurt her again. "If I told you I've been cleanin my soul And If I promise you I'll regain control Will you open your door And let me in take me for who I am And not for who I've been, who I've been." those lines imply that he has been trying to clean up his act - whether its alcohol, cheating, drugs etc. - he is saying that he screwed up in the past and now he needs her to take him for who he has changed into and not for the old him. great song. needs more comments tho
    guitarbrat5592on April 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with guitarbrat5592 and this is a such fantastic, moving song. I love his voice x
    SilverButterfly131on July 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhy does everyone talk about the bloody song instead of discussing what the lyrics mean?!?!
    ulquiorracoyleon June 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI never heard this song before. How sweet to say sorry in a song!
    I know the feeling of being mean and hurting someone dear. I have done it and still feel really bad. I never meant the mean things I said. I know I said sorry before, but I want to say it again, from the bottom of my heart.
    happy7on April 24, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMy thoughts...
    well my story
    i believe is about a person that for some reason got angry, had a fight and hurt the other
    "let me in take me for who I am
    And not for who I've been, who I've been"
    personally: This song touch and describe a pass event that happen to me;
    I have known my actual partner for more than two years, and suddenly on a church retire i got really depressed and didn't want to talk about it; so i keep pushing him away and he questioned me why i keep pushing him away because he was trying to help me; he grab my arms more than tight. I fell, and then he realize what he did and started saying sorry, believe me,he never was like that, when i listen to the story (explication) he reacted like that because he was having trouble and anger against his biological father (he is an ass)so he has anger for him;
    when the song says
    "If I told you I've been cleanin' my soul"
    its like he is facing the reality and making his anger go away by talking to him: (his father)
    so i believe is about that but with words Example
    "All the words that I come up with
    They're like gasoline on flames
    There's no excuse, no explanation
    Believe me if I could undo what I did wrong
    I'd give away all that I own"
    its like he didn't mean all of those he got black and acted
    that's my point of view of it
    and i don't think is about man cheating or abusing because if you listen very closely to the song it does not make sense
    like it says:
    "take me for who i am
    and not for who I've been"
    Crystanamineon November 05, 2014   Link

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