Well I'd walk on fire just to be next to you
And I'd climb the highest mountain just to see your point of view
And I'd swim the edge of the earth if you said you wanted proof
Yeah I'd do that for you

And if all of it is for naught, Well at least I took a shot
I hope my luck turns around sometime soon

And I'm so sorry for myself,
Got me tied like a knot, Twisted up in my thoughts
And I'm so sorry for myself,
No I can't break it down, Not around this town no more

Well if you were lost I'd bring you safe back home
And wrestle with your demons, so you can be left alone
And I lay down my coat so you can walk all over it
Just like you do me

I guess it's better lost than found, 'Cause you just bring me down
I'm turning back before I get myself too deep

And I'm so sorry for myself,
Got me tied like a knot, Twisted up in my thoughts
And I'm so sorry for myself,
No I can't break it down, Not around this town no more

Remember when we were young?
Stayed up late to watch the sun
And you said you needed me to survive
Yeah we were young and we were dumb
Now I see your heart is torn
The love you had for me is now gone

Like faith on fire, We both burn out let it go
The warmth we felt, Reminds us how we used to feel alive

And I'm so sorry for myself,
Got me tied like a knot, Twisted up in my thoughts
And I'm so sorry for myself,
No I can't break it down, Not around this town no more


Lyrics submitted by juand182, edited by PaperDanie2

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    My InterpretationI deffinitly believe this is about a first love- except the feeling isn't mutual because he would do anything for this girl (walk on fire just to be next to you), and she completely takes this for granted. He's looking back on it, and he realizes that "(we) were young and we were dumb", but he still feels bad he let himself get so hung up on someone who didn't really give a damn and this song is like an apology to himself from himself about letting his heart get played with.
    Jessieleekendallon January 09, 2014   Link
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    My Interpretation(Again, I need a life)

    This song, beginning with the title "Sorry, Not Sorry" is obviously supposed to be in ways sarcastic. Another song about a youthful relationship, (again with possible first love?) that persisted, and there's a lot of conflict.

    However; the speaker is getting tired of being pushed around ("And I lay down my coat so you can walk all over it
    Just like you do me) and sticking around ("No I can't break it down, Not around this town no more").

    With these negatives there are also the examples of love and care that the speaker has for his love, mainly seen in the multiple hyperbole (exaggerations) in the lyrics (ex: "Well I'd walk on fire just to be next to you/And I'd climb the highest mountain just to see your point of view/And I'd swim the edge of the earth if you said you wanted proof")
    PaperDanie2on January 03, 2014   Link

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