"Gomenasai" as written by and Martin Kierszenbaum....
What I thought wasn't mine
In the light
Was one of a kind,
A precious pearl

When I wanted to cry
I couldn't cause I
Wasn't allowed

Gomen nasai for everything
Gomen nasai, I know I let you down
Gomen nasai till the end
I never needed a friend
Like I do now

What I thought wasn't
So innocent
Was a delicate doll
Of porcelain

When I wanted to call you
And ask you for help
I stopped myself

Gomen nasai for everything
Gomen nasai, I know I let you down
Gomen nasai till the end
I never needed a friend
Like I do now

What I thought was a dream
An illusion
Was as real as it seemed
A privilege

When I wanted to tell you
I made a mistake
I walked away

Gomen nasai, for everything
Gomen nasai, Gomen nasai,
I never needed a friend,
Like I do now

Gomen nasai, I let you down
Gomen nasai, Gomen nasai,
Gomen nasai till the end
I never needed a friend
Like I do now

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"Gomenasai" as written by Martin Kierszenbaum

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    General CommentThis song is actually about Yulia's 2003 abortion, which was after her manager very much guilt-tripped at her for not following the band's image of being lesbian. He was not quoted on this, but it's been known that he said something along the lines of it. It's mainly about how she regrets doing this to her baby. It's about how she didn't think, being so young, about the value her baby would later have to her. The name, Gomenasai (correct Japanese would be "Gomen Nasai" or "Very Sorry"), came from t.A.T.u.'s trip to Japan, which they ended early so Yulia could come back and get her abortion. This is like an apology to her unborn child. She only wants to let the world she's sorry for her mistake.
    iluvlupedogon July 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song. "Flipsyde" used the melody and some of the verses for his song "happy Birthday" I'm not a hip-hop fan, but i looove the remake. check it out. its soo touching.
    john_gjataon July 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow did t.a.t.u. offend them?
    zenzellaon February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's nothing to do with them offending the Japanese...

    This is in the newer album and is after the first album where they have basicly fallen out...

    Listen to the songs in order... they tell a story
    Poiseon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's just an apology to a loved one. Sorry for all of the things I did wrong, please forgive me, I really need you. It's pretty.
    lizzieluvs2playon May 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan somebody tell me what does "Gomenasai" mean? Is that it? An apologie?

    moprons, jojiojo this is funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....(My sister wrote this one)
    Frauon June 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGomenasai means "sorry" in Japanese!
    Abigailon June 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe know this means sorry in Japanese- it's also indicated in Madge's Sorry. I love this song. It's very fragile. I think is an equal to t.A.T.u's other songs. Any other thoughts?
    Soma_et_Espirituon June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always thought this song was about getting into an argument with somebody really close to you, and you realize you were the one who was wrong. Lines like "What I thought wasn't all so innocent / Was a delicate doll of porcelain" made me think that the singer believed someone was wrong or bad for something, then realized that it wasn't true. And the "I never needed a friend / Like I do now" sounds like the singer wants that person back in their life. Hence the apologizing by the Japanese word "gomenasai," meaning "sorry." That's just what I get out of it though.
    Rennakinson March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard...

    The only thing I don't understand, why gomenasai, and not pros`tite? Aren't they Russian?
    addseale2on May 09, 2007   Link

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