"So Sorry" as written by Leslie Feist and Dominic Salole....
I'm sorry
Two words I always think
After you've gone
When I realize I was acting all wrong

So selfish
Two words that could describe
Oh actions of mine
When patience is in short supply

We don't need to say goodbye
We don't need to fight and cry
Oh we, we could hold each other tight tonight

We're so helpless
We're slaves to our impulses
We're afraid of our emotions
And no one knows where the shore is
We're divided by the ocean
And the only thing I know is
That the answer isn't for us
No the answer isn't for us

I'm sorry
Two words I always think
Oh after you've gone
When I realize I was acting all wrong

We don't need to say goodbye
We don't need to fight and cry
We, we could hold each other tight tonight

Lyrics submitted by kikastemp

"So Sorry" as written by Dominic Salole Leslie Feist

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

So Sorry song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +1
    MemoryMy theme song right now because I'm a dumb girl who definitely pushed away love and now its too late.
    Thanks, Feist.
    ih8gorgonzolaon April 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have a story to go with the meaning of this song.. lol...

    My boyfriend and I started off as friends even though he was always interested in me. I hated going a day without seeing him and always wanted to hug and talk to him, sometimes we kissed. But I kept saying I didn't want a relationship. I really had no idea what I was doing or where we were going with it. Then one night after he left this song came on shuffle after a few glum hours, I listened and it dawned on me that I was leading him on because I was scared of starting a relationship. I ran to his room (we lived in dorms) a few buildings away and banged on the door, about 3am, he was still awake... answered the door, nothing was said and I kissed him. We got together properly the next weekend and still together two years later.

    I can see many parallels to me story in this song... for me to do what I did is very out of character as a shy person frightened of showing emotion. And that is how great this song is.
    coffeebreathon December 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsong is pretty straightfoward. she doesn't want to fight or argue anymore, or break up. what a good opening track for this album.
    never_say_foreveron April 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song off the new album.
    shineitdownon April 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe always drives her man away, and then after she's "so sorry" when she realizes she was the one in the wrong but by then it's too late. She just wants to be with him and have him near to him because she knows that things could be better and there is really no need to end the relationship
    aammiieeon May 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think anyone can beat Feist when it comes to espressing emotions simplistcaly like this, and in such a poetic, evocative way!

    "No one, knows where the shore is
    We're divided by the ocean"

    So POETIC!!!! Its as if she's saying, just forgive me, lets just - foegt. And hold each other!

    And I thought it was 'Slaves to our impulses' not 'forces' ...seems to amke more sense, but what the hey
    I_heart_lyricson July 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is impulses.
    But yes.
    I love Feist so much. She's so literate, and creative. This song, AGAIN, makes me cry.
    DutchxxCourageon September 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was once seeing a girl. At first we both didn't want to have a relationship, but we kept our fling going. After awhile it became obvious that she wanted to start a relationship with me. I did everything in my power, including manipulation, to see that this did not happen, so I could have my perceived freedom.

    Then I left to another city for a few months. I knew then, without her, that I was wrong, so when I came back I asked her to be my girlfriend. She was for a few months until recently when she moved to Europe. Now she is gone.

    Karma came back, because I took advantage of her and manipulated her.

    That is what this song reminds me of.
    HotWaterMusic1234on January 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a great song, and I great open for The Reminder.

    Also, I'm pretty sure it's "the answer isn't for our eyes," as opposed to "us."
    ErotoMetropolison January 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerfection.
    lovely jordanon March 08, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top