"Sorry Doesn't Help" as written by and Steven Patrick/tobias Morrissey....
Sorries pour out of you
All wide-eyed simple smiles
Certain to see you through
Like a QC full of fake humility
You say: "Oh, please forgive..."
You say: "Oh, live and let live..."
But sorry doesn't help us
And sorry will not save us
And sorry will not bring my teen years back to me
(Any time soon)

Forced back, it springs right out
Seasoned, you have no doubts
You lied about the lies that you told
Which is the full extent of what being you is all about
You say: "Oh, please forgive..."
You say: "Oh, live and let live..."
But sorry doesn't help us
Sorry will not save us
Sorry will not bring my love into my arms
(As far as I know...)

Sorry doesn't help us
Sorry will not save us
Sorry is just a word you find so easy to say...
So you say it anyway

Sorry doesn't help us
Sorry won't protect us
Sorry won't undo all the good gone wrong, my love


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"Sorry Doesn't Help" as written by Steven Morrissey Jesse Alejandro Tobias

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    General CommentYears of Refusal is a very bitter album. This song is a weak one in an otherwise very good album, but it's easy to see how well it fits with the theme. Again, enigmatic. Morrissey depicts a scene that obviously haunted the life of his character in his teen years and something he is unable to forgive.
    SilverScreen89on December 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBitter and i love it:)
    metalmickeyon October 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI interpret this song as morrissey tallking to his abusive father or someone who had abused him as a child... The lines "sorry will not bring my teen years back to me" because of abuse he had a messed up childhood and was never able to enjoy his teenage years the way most people do, and the line "sorry will not bring my love into my arms" he is unable to have a loving relationship because of all the trauma, confusion and guilt that the abuse has caused him... this seems to be a recurring theme on YOR
    TaylorHaycrafton June 02, 2010   Link

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