"No More Sorry" as written by Bilinda Butcher and Kevin Shields....
They'll have you now
And again
And then again
And again
[Loved/Left] me black and blue
No more sorry

Pleasure(able)
Not alone
You're not alone
Waiting by the telephone
Whatever you do
Don't call daddy

In my hair
Everywhere
Everywhere
And everywhere
For the prints of you
Filthy daddy

Wash and mend
And wash and mend
Some kind of friend
You septic heart, your deadly hand
[Love/Left] me black and blue
No more sorry


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"No More Sorry" as written by Kevin Shields Bilinda Butcher

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  • +2
    General CommentI think we could all agree this is the single darkest MBV song, musically and lyrically.
    Psychedeliaon May 06, 2007   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningBilinda told in an interview that this songs it's actually about the father of her son, Toby.

    Here's the quotation of the interview:

    "Ever since Isn’t Anything I had panic attacks. Toby’s dad treated me really bad, which I’ve told about in No More Sorry. All of a sudden he wanted joint custody and I was frightened. The hypnotic therapy made things from my childhood resurface which explained why I had been living with such a man. I was a nervous wreck and I realised that a lot that happened when I was a kid shouldn’t have happened. A lot of it came out in my lyrics. A lot of discomfort."

    Full interview:
    totallydublin.ie/music/music-features/butchers-block/

    She had a really tough life :(
    repulsionnnon February 11, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's spooky and addictive. I also think it's about abuse...
    QueenElizabethIVXon December 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about incest with a sibling ("don't tell daddy"). Like squaresun said, this is a great song but it makes me nauseous.
    earthstar_puffballon April 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, this song is either about an abusive parent/spouse/significant other/something like that or! Its somehow related to rape o.O either way, good song...
    DOGxXxon April 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song just gives me chills. mostly due to the very dark meaning of this song. the song is about someone in a abusive relationship. from the point of view of the abused person, they try to hide it. the most scary part is that the person accepts it. it's just a very dark song.
    def_linuson July 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is really wierd and really dark for MBV
    Really good song though.
    amongthetreeson December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI take this as being from the perspective of a daughter whose father (violently?) sexually abuses her. I think the line might be "in my hair" rather than "in my head"...maybe the "fingerprints of you"=semen? I picture a girl in the shower obsessively washing herself afterwards, as well as "washing and mending" psychologically.

    The most unsettling line is "loved me black and blue". Really captures the queasy nastiness of incest, if that's what it's about, where the child's emotional desire for affection is responded to with sexual lust and violence and degradation.

    This is a fantastic song, but I can't listen to it much. The way I've interpreted it, it makes me genuinely unsettled. The blurry, stomach-churning music itself fits very well with the apparent subject matter. brr.
    squaresunon August 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI take this as being from the perspective of a daughter whose father (violently?) sexually abuses her. I think the line might be "in my hair" rather than "in my head"...maybe the "fingerprints of you"=semen? I picture a girl in the shower obsessively washing herself afterwards, as well as "washing and mending" psychologically.

    The most unsettling line is "loved me black and blue". Really captures the queasy nastiness of incest, if that's what it's about, where the child's emotional desire for affection is responded to with sexual lust and violence and degradation.

    This is a fantastic song, but I can't listen to it much. The way I've interpreted it, it makes me genuinely unsettled. The blurry, stomach-churning music itself fits very well with the apparent subject matter. brr.
    squaresunon August 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think it's saying "daddy" in the song. It sounds much more like "dirty" with an English accent.
    ObscuredInDevotionon August 27, 2006   Link

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