What does Hard to Say I'm Sorry mean?

Chicago: Hard to Say I'm Sorry Meaning

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Song Released: 1982

Hard to Say I'm Sorry Lyrics

“Everybody needs a little time away.”
I heard her say,
“From each other.”
“Even lovers need a holiday.
Far away, from each other”

Hold me now
It's hard for me to say I'm sorry
I just want you to stay
After all that we've been through

  1. anonymous
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    Jan 23rd !⃝

    It's about being weak and being irresponsible and being stupid and being dishonest despite the care he received from the loved one he just did not realize it not until the girl is strong and become successful. He wants a girl for what he is not.

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 14th !⃝

    A man who cheated wants time away to do it then come back ..nah stay gone women don’t want you after that sorry doesn’t cut it

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 1st 2023 !⃝

    I think this song is about a guy who made a mistake in a relationship.The girl does not want to be with the guy anymore and the guy is just trying desperately to fix their broken relationship.

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 9th 2022 !⃝

    I think the song is about a guy who cheated his wife and the girl who he cheated with left him for whatever reason. Now he is pleading to his wife to take him back. He realizes the unconditional love that his wife have for him that no matter what he’s going through his wife is still there and serve’s him. I think for him not to be able to say sorry is a testament to his character. There are people who are just cowards and afraid to face the truth and yet still want to be served by his wife. He is not concerned about her feelings. It’s just about himself. In short he is selfish. That’s my take about the song Hard to Say I’m Sorry.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 26th 2021 !⃝

    I think he speaking to the complexity of being in a live relationship. Despite the love you have for each other, don’t smother. We all need a little vacation from each other, to kind of refresh, to miss each other so to speak, even though part of me wants to be around you all the time. So, I’m not trying to hurt you, I love you and it’s hard to apologize for being human.

  6. Chelle
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    Jun 10th 2020 !⃝

    Definitely a guy realising that his girl loves him unconditionally...he has been away on holiday without her and the words even lovers need a holiday far away from each other....it eases his mind as he has left her for a while for a holiday that maybe he cheated on her during. He is home to his broken girl and wants to tell her that what he has done isn't good but it happens...I get the feeling that it wont happen again and he wants her to hold him....he wants to say sorry but he cant find the words. Confusion....he wants to justify his actions but he has realised how much he missed her and how much he does actually love her. He wants to make up for his behaviour which has clearly hurt her.... .....
    I've been that girl

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 4th 2020 !⃝

    I think its about a guy who won't commit to a woman who loves him. I think he takes her for granted and thinks she will always be there waiting for him. When he realizes she is moving on, he sings about his regret

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2019 !⃝

    I think it’s about a man who loves a girl and he’s keeping it in and he’s sorry that she has to wait so long and where it says “hold me now” I think that’s the girl just wanting to be In his arms now and he’s sorry that she can’t be with him yet

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