All alone, staring on
Watching her life go by
When her days are grey
And her nights are black
Different shades of mundane
And the one eyed furry toy
That lies upon the bed
Has often heard her cry
And heard her whisper out a name
Long forgiven but not forgotten

You're forgiven, not forgotten
You're forgiven, not forgotten
You're forgiven, not forgotten
You're not forgotten

A bleeding heart torn apart
Left on an icy grave
In that room where they once lay face to face
Nothing could get in their way
But now the memories of the man are haunting her days
And the craving never fades
She's still dreaming of a man
Long forgiven but not forgotten

You're forgiven, not forgotten
You're forgiven, not forgotten
You're forgiven, not forgotten
You're not forgotten

Still alone, staring on
Wishing her life goodbye
As she goes searching for the man
Long forgiven but not forgotten

You're forgiven, not forgotten
You're forgiven, not forgotten
You're forgiven, not forgotten
You're forgiven, not forgotten

You're forgiven, not forgotten
You're forgiven, not forgotten
You're forgiven, not forgotten
You're forgiven, not forgotten

You're not forgotten
You're not forgotten
No, you're not forgotten


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Forgiven Not Forgotten Lyrics as written by Caroline Corr Andrea Jane Corr

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    The song is about a man who committed suicide.

    Fairygirlon August 18, 2007   Link
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    This song chills me, I can't believe no one has commented on it. The lyrics, I think, are fabulous.

    WillyWiluhpson October 03, 2004   Link
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    I believe this song is about a sad woman who has lost the love of her life and is wasting away, shes forgiven the man for dying and leaving her alone in the world but she will never forget him

    GraceFireFantasyon January 17, 2005   Link
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    I agree that this is a very beautiful song, her voice is awesome and these lyrics are so sad. I think that you could be right, Gracefire, from the lines "an empty heart, torn apart, left on an icy grave," that her love died, but it could even just be that their love is dead, that he left her. Maybe she's forgiven him for going, but still "the craving never fades."

    Skybluepoeton March 17, 2006   Link
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    Fukin tough song. Love it. It has an anger to it, but also a sense of extreme sadness, which is pretty much the message anyway.

    big timmyon April 07, 2007   Link
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    This was very hard for me to listen to, stirrs the ol' ticker. Brilliant song, makes me cry sometimes

    succulenton July 13, 2011   Link

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