Don't bide your time 'cause it is almost over
And I know you're down, I'll see you around
And I know it hurts but you're just getting older
And I know you'll win, you'll do it once again

Just yesterday it, always seemed like such a dream
We're unstoppable, indestructible, nothing happens to our machine
And there's no harm, at least nothing we can see
As for you, not so true, you couldn't choose where his road would lead

What a loss, you just lost all your sleep
And we've always thought that this could never happen, you see
That it's so hard, you gotta get up on your feet
'Cause the only way, I gotta say, is to move on through the week

Don't bide your time 'cause it is almost over
And I know you're down and I'll see you around
And I know it hurts but you're just getting older
And I know you'll win, you'll do it once again

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry (what's happened to you?)
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry (what's happened to you?)
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry (what's happened to you?)
I'm sorry, I'm sorry (what's happened to you?)

Don't bide your time 'cause it is almost over
And I know you're down and I'll see you around
And I know it hurts but you're just getting older
And I know you'll win, you'll do it once again


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I'm Sorry Lyrics as written by Scott Raynor Mark Hoppus

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    My Interpretation

    I kinda feel as if its about a guy who has to break up with a girl he still loves because he's holding her down and he knows. He tells her he'll "still see her around." He tell her he's sorry because he knows she's hurt even though there's "no harm." meaning its a clean break up. And he tells the girl he knows she'll find someone else, someone better thus she'll win again. =/

    tekierzon August 08, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is about going out with someone and then you break it off and look back on the relationship and think about the times you thought that your relationship was 'unstoppable' and 'indestructable' .. Then towards the end of the song, Tom sings about how it hurts now, but you're getting older and you'll go out with 100 more guys and you'll be in this situation 100 more times.

    AllStarMeon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    its about getting OLDER and growing up! and moving on and maturing and getting wiser and leaving things behind. maybe it COULD be about a relationship... but its not just about that...

    it reminded me of my friend so i sent it to her and she really liked it... i think she got my point. she even sent it to her friend... :) i luv this song

    anyhoo i heard it was about going on tour and success and what not but yeh, part of that doesnt make sense to me but it kind of does...'we always thought this could never happen u see' 'that is so hard' so yeh it could be about how they didnt think anything big would happen and it did and how its hard but they have to just try... but i cant remember if i heard it from a reliable source or not, probably not. so yeh. but u know what u can look at it however u want to... a lot of artists like that people do that. this song seems to me like there is no particular message, but he did have a reason for writing it, but its one of those songs where its intended for everyone. im sure no matter what way u look at this song, someone can relate to it in one of those ways... i could look at this one at many different angles...

    anyways like i always say, just ignore me cuz i never make any sense anyways.

    blinkyon June 02, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    dude...it's about being hurt now, and the singer...I guess Tom is feelin' you on being hurt, but it's gonna be ok, you'll get through it and grow strong.

    kiefy24on June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    I think its about someone who saw the window of oppurtunity but never took the chance and now is sorry they missed it and the singer is telling him it will come again.

    Forsaken The Deityon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    I think it's about a relationship cut short because somebody suddenly felt differently about the other. And the other can't get over it and it hurting very badly, when the one that cut it off didn't mean to hurt them and knows that they won't be together again so just go on and move ahead. Life's not over yet, so get moving.

    moonst@ron June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    i love this song. a perfect ending to dude ranch. its a really good song

    regan_89on July 21, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    the firsy time i heard this song i started to like it. and i still love this song, everytime i sing it to my little sister and she go`s to sleep.

    MxPxGuyon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    awww how sweet dude

    regan_89on July 26, 2002   Link
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    gah that part where he says "im sorry" 32 times (yes i counted lol) and its my fav. part of the song

    deathbearon July 26, 2002   Link

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