"Sorry For Now" as written by and Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson....
Watching the wings cut through the clouds
Watching the raindrops blinking red and white
Thinking of you back on the ground
That willful fire burning in your eyes
I only halfway apologize

And I'll be sorry for now
That I couldn't be around
Sometimes things refuse
To go the way we planned
Oh I'll be sorry for now
That I couldn't be around
There will be a day
That you will understand
You will understand

After a while you may forget
But just in case the memories cross your mind
You couldn't know this when I left
Under the fire of your angry eyes
I never wanted to say goodbye

So I'll be sorry for now
That I couldn't be around
Sometimes things refuse
To go the way we planned
Oh I'll be sorry for now
That I couldn't be around
There will be a day
That you will understand
You will understand

Yeah, stop telling 'em to pump the bass up
Tried to call home but nobody could wait up
Switch your time zones can't pick the pace up
I just passed out by the time you wake up
Best things come to those who wait
And it's bound to get rough on any road you take
But don't you ever have a doubt and make no mistake
I can't wait to come back when I'm going away

So I'll be sorry for now
That I couldn't be around
There are things we have to do that we can't stand
Oh I'll be sorry for now
That I couldn't be around
There will be a day that you will understand
Oh I'll be sorry for now
That I couldn't be around
There are things we have to do that we can't stand
(Things we have to do that we can't stand)
Oh I'll be sorry for now
That I couldn't be around
There will be a day that you will understand
You will understand
You will understand
You will understand


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    My InterpretationIn my opinion, this song speaks from perspective of someone who just left world too soon and now feels sorry for those he left behind. For easier writing, I'll refer to person who left as John and person to whom John is speaking as Ann.

    "Watching the wings cut through the clouds
    Watching the raindrops blinking red and white
    Thinking of you back on the ground"

    John speaks from perspective of an angel, watching from above on Ann (or his loved ones).

    "That willful fire burning in your eyes
    I only halfway apologize"

    Ann feels anger and sorrow, and John feels slight regret, because he couldn't see other way.

    And I'll be sorry for now
    That I couldn't be around
    Sometimes things refuse
    To go the way we planned
    Oh I'll be sorry for now
    That I couldn't be around
    There will be a day
    That you will understand
    You will understand"

    John feels sorry he left, he knows that's not the way they planned,
    but he hopes that one day Ann might understand.

    "After a while you may forget
    But just in case the memories cross your mind
    You couldn't know this when I left
    Under the fire of your angry eyes
    I never wanted to say goodbye"

    He explains to her that she couldn't have known he would do it, nor that he planned it. He never wanted to say goodbye, as in, it was all of a sudden.

    "Yeah, stop telling 'em to pump the bass up
    Tried to call home but nobody could wait up
    Switch your time zones can't pick the pace up
    I just passed out by the time you wake up"

    I believe this wants to say he is transcedent, he is above physical world.
    He can't reach them because bass is too loud and phone is unreachable,
    He has different time, can't follow them.

    "Best things come to those who wait
    And it's bound to get rough on any road you take
    But don't you ever have a doubt and make no mistake
    I can't wait to come back when I'm going away"

    He is cheering for them and tells he can't wait to meet them again.

    Last line in chorus is repeated 3x times, possibly to represent how John is fading away and going to new place.
    ArtClarkon November 04, 2017   Link
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    My Interpretationthe persons name is Chester - he left us earlier than we thought
    it's like him talking to us from beyond the grave
    I also use this song for my dad in the same way
    matthewyoqon April 21, 2018   Link

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