Sorry son, this is what I've done
This is what I've done
It was a long sad supper without you
I had to be cruel to be kind
We have to leave the past behind
La la la
And isn't it strange how people can change
And isn't it weird how people I feared
They all seem worthless now

I will ride on my bicycle, I ride thinking of you
As I'm riding on my tricycle, I ride

I see the sun in the trees,
And I feel the psychedelic breeze
And I see the sun in the trees, and I feel the
Psychedelic breeze

Sorry son, this is what I've done
This is what I've done
It was a long sad supper without you
Please don't hold me responsible
I tried and tried
It wasn't the same without my brain
It wasn't a game, it wasn't a game
Oh not now

I will ride on my bicycle, I ride thinking of you
As I'm riding on my tricycle, I ride

I see the sun in the trees,
And I feel the psychedelic breeze
And I feel the psychedelic breeze

La la la

Sorry son
Oh I am so sorry son


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Sorry Son Lyrics as written by Dolores O'riordan

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    Pretty song. I don't know exactly what she's sorry about (gave him up for adoption, maybe? "I had to be cruel to be kind"), but I like it anyway. I love how the line "thinking of you" is sung.

    didiercollardon March 21, 2005   Link
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    looks pretty straightforward that she ended her son's life in the womb. it sounds like she was under pressure from others ("And isn't it strange how people can change, oh And isn't it weird how people I feared They all seem worthless now") "i had to be cruel to be kind" sounds like the propaganda people pressuring a woman into abortion give. "i wasn't the same without my brain": refers to the mindstate she was in at the time, of course

    pookabootson August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Where can I find this song?

    Cam-winon July 09, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    If I was to guess, I would say it is about a woman who gave her child up for adoption and is meeting them for the first time years later ("It was a long sad supper without you").

    Thinlizzyon January 23, 2012   Link
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    My Interpretation

    Maybe, just maybe it's a Passion song. Look at it the way as follows: the "long supper without you" makes you think about funeral banquet of course, but also it brings The Last Supper. Of course, The Last Supper was a supper with Him (Jesus Christ), but there had to be another one "without Him" on Good Friday, after Christ was crucified and buried. Then look at it from St.Mary's, His Mother's, point of view, but the way like if it happened now, not almost 2000 years ago. Well, when She answered "yes" to the arcangel, when he offered her a role of God's Mother, she was kind to him. But now She thinks it was also cruel, because She knew her Son was destined for martyrdom, so She may feel guilty somehow. She feels sorry She agreed to give birth to Him. Now she gets a ride on the bicycle, like she rides the tricycle - she wants to feel like a little girl again (tricycle = children's bike?), like She did before "everything happened. She sees "the sun in the trees", so it's an evening. And she feels "the psychedelic breeze" - as usual "psychodelic" is associated with drugs, but in fact means just something like "consciousness-expanding". Would it be a blasphemy, if we interpret "the psychedelic breeze" as Holy Spirit? It would explain the not-so-sad mood of the song: now She already senses what's gonna happen next (Resurrection). What do you think?

    Yarekhon February 01, 2018   Link
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    Her son is an addicted person , she sent him to drugs rehab

    pockeybearon January 14, 2020   Link

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