Fan Theories

Name: Jordan
Email: jd336495@wcupa.edu
Theory:

The song "Sorry" seems to be about apology. Okay, thanks for that one Captain Obvious, right? No. The song works on two levels, as many 3EB songgs tend to do. The song seems to have a relationship aspect to it. "Sorry for the man that I've been" and "Sorry for the dreams, that we never had those." A man telling a woman he's sorry for not being everything to her and not being able to give her everything. He's sorry for his lies and sorry for not trying. ("Sorry to the people I'm about to lie to...Sorry for the times I never really tried.") On another level, Stephan's lyrics seem to be apologizing for the wrongs of the world. "Sorry that the soldiers are 17 years old" is apologizing for the stains placed on youth by things like war. "Sorry that I broke into a 7-11 with a plastic gun," apologizing for petty crimes often committed by youth. Overall, an apologetic tone flows throughout this amazing song. One of the best, I feel. And if this interpretation doesn't sit well with some of you...SORRY!


Sorry

Sorry to the people I'm about to lie to
Sorry for all the times I never really tried to
Sorry that I broke into the 7-11
With a plastic gun
I broke into your liquor store
Sorry for the clothes
Sorry bout the lamp post
Sorry for the drinks that we never had those
Sorry bout that man that was dead
Sorry that I'm always going there, then I'm not doin' it
There's somebody, good like you
Sorry bout the man who leaves the truth there
Sorry bout your pot of gold
Sorry that your old and lose a tooth
Well, you're 80 years old with a dance star fading
She got a star sign, shaking to the station
Sorry bout my man who was dead
Sorry that all my dreams are like a wanted man there
1...2...3...
Sittin on your candy ass boy won't make it better,
Sucking up after the fighting won't make up to you
Sittin on your candy ass boy won't make it better
I broke your window, I broke your window
I broke your window, I broke your window
Sorry that the soldiers are 17 years old with an A.K.
Comin to the land there
Sorry that your lamp got stuck into the head
Seven mile dreams, I'm warm and I'm alone again
Sorry bout the clothes
Sorry for your lamp post
Sorry baby nobody ever got close
Sorry that my man that was dead
Sorry that all my dreams I want it back now!
1...2...3...
Sittin on your candy ass boy won't make it better,
Sucking up after the fighting won't make up to you
Sittin on your candy ass boy won't make it better,
I broke your window, I broke your window
I broke your window, I broke your window
Sittin on your candy ass boy won't make it better,
Sucking up after the fighting won't make up to you
Sittin on your candy ass boy won't make it better
Sucking up after the fighting won't make up to you

Song Info

Musicians:

Kevin Cadogan
Brad Hargreaves
Stephan Jenkins
Arion Salazar

Can Be Found On:

1999 Demo

Alternative Versions

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