"What I Meant To Say" as written by Brian Howes and Chris Daughtry....
I woke up today sinkin' like the stones that you have thrown
Wounded by the same old shots you take
It's easier to kick me when I'm low

And I just thought that you should know
That I've been holding on while you've been letting go
Well, it's not too late to say it right this time
'Cause I know I said I'm sorry but that's not what I meant to say

I'm strong enough to say that I don't wanna take the high road now
This is so typical of you to walk away
When your perfect little world is burning down

And I just thought that you should know
That I've been holding on while you've been letting go
Can I be so bold?
'Cause all this sucking up to you is just getting old
Well, it's not too late to say it right this time
Cause I know I said I'm sorry but that's not what I meant to say

What I really meant to say with every little breath I take
I'm not the only one who makes mistakes
Just think of all the ones you've made

And I just thought that you should know
That I've been holding on while you've been letting go
Can I be so bold?
'Cause all this sucking up to you is just getting old
Well, it's not too late to say it right this time
Cause I know I said I'm sorry but that's not what I meant to say
Not what I meant to say

Can I be so bold?
'Cause all this sucking up to you is just getting old
Well, it's not too late to say it right this time
'Cause I know I said I'm sorry but that's not what I meant to say


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"What I Meant to Say" as written by Brian Howes Chris Daughtry

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    General CommentBasically, it's about telling someone you are sorry and apologizing over and over...even though you know you are right.
    frozenhoosieron July 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe's talking about being tired of being the only one trying. As bad as he wants everything to be ok he's apologizing again, but he regrets it this time.
    LibertyMilkon July 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBasically, he's been putting up with the other person's bs and won't take it any more.
    AMDS789on July 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBy far one of my favorite Daughtry songs :) I love the lyrics soo much! And I can relate =P I reckon it's about finally standing up for yourself and accepting the consequences. Sometimes taking pride in ourselves isn't always a bad thing and if someone is really bringing us down then we have every right to speak our mind. On the other hand, I reckon he's saying it to himself, rather than outloud. Like he's trying to decide what to do. Because he apologizes again and again and he's sick of it because he knows he's in the right.

    That's my view :)
    MusicIsMySoulfireon May 30, 2010   Link

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