Please forgive me
If I act a little strange
For I know not what I do
Feels like lightning
Running through my veins
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you

Help me out here
All my words are falling short
And there's so much I want to say
Want to tell you just how good it feels
When you look at me that way, ah
When you look at me that way

Throw a stone
And watch the ripples flow
Moving out across the bay
Like a stone I fall into your eyes
Deep into that mystery, ah
Deep into some mystery

I got half a mind
To scream out loud
I got half a mind to die
So I will never have to
Lose you girl
Won't ever have to say goodbye
I won't ever have to lie
Won't ever have to say goodbye

Whoa I
Whoa I
Whoa I

Please forgive me
If I act a little strange
For I know not what I do
Feels like lightning
Running through my veins
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you


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Please Forgive Me Lyrics as written by David Gray

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    Whenever i hear this song, i just feel a lot of love on the part of the person who's expressing themselves so boldly. They're just bleeding out all emotions and it's beautiful.

    J. Chironon June 07, 2002   Link
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    To me this song is about loving someone so much every little thing about them amazes you. please forgive me if i act a little strange, its like she does something to him it may not even be love, but a crush or something along those lines somebody he really likes and hes nervous around her. I love this song one of my fave on the cd. i love the drum solo in the end of the song. its amazing.

    LiveUrLifeon May 17, 2002   Link
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    These lyrics have so many memories for me. I only created a membership here so i could share my story. Years ago, right as I was starting college, I met someone who changed my life forever. I ended up attending college in the same city that I grew up in, so naturally I knew a lot of people when i went to orientation at the beginning of the summer. There were two girls that I really didn't care for very much, but there was this boy with them that absolutely took my breath away. He was from Chicago, didn't have any friends here yet, and was kind of "stuck" with them.

    The moment I saw him it was completely electric. I am a very pragmatic individual, and don't really believe in Love at First Sight, but I can honestly say I fell for him the moment I saw him. That night I showed him around town, drove him to my favorite restaurant, and oriented him to his new home. We spent a huge amount of time together from that point on, calling and seeing each other every day. It wasn't long before we started admitting we were both in love. I can honestly say that never in my life had I been so blissful. Our romance lasted for several months, but slowly things began to change. He just became emptier and emptier.

    Just before the Summer ended, he broke up with me abruptly, and as we went through college things became bitter and stale. We weren't on very good terms, and acted as such. The crazy thing was, the reason why I argued with him so often was because I never quite fell out of love with him. I dated other men, experienced many other types of relationships, but none were exactly the same. From a distance I could see him slowly wither away, making poor choices left and right, becoming skinnier and skinnier, and growing more and more depressed. I wanted to reach out, but I didn't-out of pride. Shortly thereafter, he committed suicide. His death has marked my life more than anything else ever has.

    Why am I posting all of this here? Because Please Forgive Me was our song. Anytime we wrote anything to each other (an email, facebook, etc.) we always ended it with "Please Forgive Me If I Act A Little Strange, For I Know Not What I Do. Feels Like Lightning Running Through My Veins, Every Time I Look At You." I honestly cannot listen to this song without bursting into tears (years later). What makes this song even more powerful for me is that the last three words of his suicide note were, "Please Forgive Me." I don't know if it was for me or if it was coincidence, but I honestly don't care. I could drive myself crazy over it, but I choose not to.

    regardless, this song has changed my life, and I hope you take my sharing something this personal as a lesson to rise above immaturity and pettiness, and just be honest about your feelings to those you care about. At the risk of being cliche, "resentment is fleeting, but true love lasts a lifetime" I don't know if he ever knew how much he meant to me; To this day that is still my deepest regret. If you are in that position, take my lesson and tell that person that despite of it all, you still care about them.

    uajcgableon February 28, 2008   Link
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    yeah i've had my share of old flames and there's one in particular, it's been over five years now since our breakup, and it's like... i know this is how i'd feel if i saw her again. but we had our problems also and you can't base a relationship off of just feelings. although if i ever meet another girl who can make me feel the way she did? i'll do my damndest to try and make something work - heh - guess that qualifies me as a bit of a romantic

    Aeetoson July 26, 2010   Link
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    uajcgable your story....im sorry. i agree with you about telling people how you feel.

    I think this song just shows that not all feelings and emotions can be put into words. It's often so hard to explain how you feel, especially if you aren't sure that the other person will be able to understand, as feelings are so personal. When you feel very strongly, it is natural to feel confused and at a loss as to how to express yourself, and what best to do to ensure that you play things right and don't lose out. Here he is just so in love with th girl that he can't express how deeply he feels, all he can do is stare into her eyes to keep her close and try and minimise the risk of losing her. He is so frustrated at his inability to put his feelings into words that he wants to scream out or even die because love results in both pain and joy.

    Perhaps he is saying that sometimes the intensity of love simply transcends language.

    jessdenon March 11, 2008   Link
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    I cant think of a better way to tell someone that they set your soul on fire than this song.. One of his best.

    Moldy Poptarton April 26, 2003   Link
  • +1
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    My crush sent this song to me a while ago. I wouldn't let myself think too much into it, but i wish he really feels that way, cuze that's exactly how i feel. I love this song because of that

    chipdameeperon January 06, 2007   Link
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    i can't decide wether or not i hate the remix version... that's the one i always listen to but i think i like the original better. anyways, lovely song. :)

    misschelsealynnon May 17, 2002   Link
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    this is such a great song..i sent the lyrics to my boyfriend and told him it was the song i wish i would have written for him..its so beautiful, i agree with j. chiron

    RubberDuckieYAYon June 22, 2002   Link
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    How do people write songs like this? If only I could convey my emotions so beautifully...David Gray is one of the most talented song writers of our time.

    Guybrushon July 07, 2002   Link

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