There might have been things I missed
But don't be unkind
It don't mean I'm blind
Perhaps there's a thing or two

I think of lying in bed
I shouldn't have said
But there it is

You see it's all clear
You were meant to be here
From the beginning

Maybe I might have changed
And not been so cruel
Not been such a fool
Whatever was done is done
I just can't recall
It doesn't matter at all

You see it's all clear
You were meant to be here
From the beginning

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  • +3
    General Commenthe's talking about a relationship romantic or not, possibly just directed to someone important in his life. we make mistakes, but they can be forgiven and forgotten. he realizes that there is something that he wanted and let it go but he was wrong, now he wants it back. i think the song is a kind of apology. he had some transient doubts but now sees what is good. awesome tune.
    nathan_yamahaon October 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationHow about considering a deeper meaning?
    What if it the song causes us to pause and reflect on the events in our life and how they brought us to where we are? Might we perhaps consider the Creator who says He "inhabits eternity" and "knows the end from the beginning"?
    Rock stars aren't theologians, but the Spirit which hovered over the earth at it's creation still works in the minds of men and inspires things they themselves are unaware of.
    Just my 2¢.
    ChetMortonon November 08, 2018   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis song is great, I'm surprised there are so few comments.
    And the meaning is pretty clear. :]
    swiminredon February 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, this song is about mistakes and forgiveness. But it is mostly about great guitar and synthesizer.
    norderon December 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, very few comments compared to the beuty of (especially) the music. More generally speaking, I feel it also says something like"don't judge people or their behaviour if you don't know what happend from the very beginning", if you don't know the whole story from its start. He's ot kind of complaining, just a little regretting the other person he's now talking to hadn't been with him from the beginning. Also an apology, but now it all seems pretty clear, pity for the absence at the beginning.
    thestampon January 07, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionIMHO the song meaning is much more stark supported by the music itself. This is saying that in his relationship with the other person, he has been habitually foolish and cruel. For some unspoken reason he can't even remember his evil deeds (possibly because he was drunk or drugged and not able to remember), Philosophically, he is nihilistic and says it doesn't matter at all, because love and life themselves don't matter. But worst of all, from the beginnig of time or perhaps creation, their tragic relationship was meant to be.
    RickNPHX001on September 20, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI Grew up to this song and rumor was it was about an abortion. If so it was always a sad song to me.
    Grammaon September 17, 2017   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationA weak confession of adultery due to the arrogance of man and his vulnerability to sin. It's just another tale of Jezebel and her victims. One of my favorite songs of all time. I say, don't be such a sour pussy, Be humble and Repent! God is kind enough to forgive and to grant your sorry ass another chance of eternal life.…
    HYMNon June 11, 2017   Link

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