What does I'm Sorry mean?

Flyleaf: I'm Sorry Meaning

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I'm Sorry Lyrics


I'm sorry
I don't mean to remember
It's true that I dream less often
I'm not ashamed
Of that long December
Your hand's coming down again

I close my eyes and brace myself
I only noticed your face
No matter what you're gonna build my...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    SinisterInnocence
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    Dec 2nd 2008 !⃝

    I think this song is about a ten year old who's parent abused them. The child at first thinks it's their own fault that their parent abused them, and at one point hates their parent. But once the child grows up, she heals her psychological wounds and can forgive and still love her parent because she understands that her parent was in the same position. (I get this from certain lyrics: #I'm only tem years old#, #Your hand comes down again#, #I close my eyes and brace myself# (bracing herself for the impact of being hit), #I'm done healing# and finally, #I love you and, I understand, that you stood where I stood# (the 'where I stood' implies that she stood their in the past and has grown up since the abuse, and no longer recieves it).

  2. anonymous
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    May 17th 2023 !⃝

    I’m pretty sure it’s about her cousin. She writes about him in her book, and the impact his death has on her. He died as a young child, due to abuse from his (step?) father.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 30th 2014 !⃝

    http://youtu.be/Z0FsEQTnmOk If u don't know, this video explains it all, right from the horses mouth. If u don't want to look, I'll tell you. This song is about Lacey watching her cousin beat to death in front of her when she was ten years old. She was never raped and definitely didn't do drugs at that age.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2012 !⃝

    I think it's about all of her sins and also to all those who think she got raped no guys seriously when she was 10 is when she started to dabble in drugs.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 24th 2011 !⃝

    Does anyone think the words are directed at Jesus? Her songs tend to have Christian themes. It does sound as though something horrible happened to her because she says she braced herself and doesnt mean to remember, but I don't think she's talking to the person who hurt her. She's talking to Jesus and saying that he got her through it. When she says "your hands coming down again" she's saying she feels his presence with her again. When she says she closed her eyes and only noticed his face, I think she closed her eyes to avoid the pain and saw the face of Jesus. When she says "you're gonna build my shell" she's saying he's going to give her strengh and protection until she heals. When she says "my scars are yours" she's saying that Jesus took her suffering upon himself. When she says "you stood where i stood" it can be meant in more ways than one. It can mean that Jesus stood where she stood because he lived on earth in physical form and therefore understands her experience. It can mean that he suffered as much as she did because he was persecuted and crucified. It can also mean that his spiritual presence was with her. I think all three meanings apply. When she says "you're gonna break my shell" she's saying that he's taking away her defenses because she is healed and doesn't need them anymore. The breaking of the shell can also imply growth and spiritual regeneration.

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2011 !⃝

    I think that for soo many people can relate to that song still I feel for lacey:):p:d.

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 7th 2010 !⃝

    This song is about when Lacey gets raped, and that triggers her drug addiction.

  8. cityflavah
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    Sep 20th 2010 !⃝

    anonymous^^^ is absolutely right. the ending i love you and i understand that you stood where i stand has to be referring to the cycle of abuse. a parent abuses a child and they grow up to be an abuser themselves.

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 18th 2010 !⃝

    Child abuse and the circle of abuse.

  10. vbequis
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    Sep 13th 2009 !⃝

    This song is about lacey's drug addiction when she was 10 years old. She was a drug addict and her and her mother did not get along. Now, she's thankful for all her mother did for her, and understand's why she was and said the things she did.

  11. cassie
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    May 3rd 2009 !⃝

    ok, ok, i got it. im pretty sure its about when her mom abused her. when she says 'im only 10 years old' thats when she started doing drugs so maybe thats why her mom abused her.

  12. cassie
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    Mar 29th 2009 !⃝

    I think it might be about lacey being raped but I also think it might be about when she did drugs

  13. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2008 !⃝

    It is about Lacey's mom kicking her out of the house, they fought a lot and yeah, it's about that. This song makes me cry, I think of my parents.

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 15th 2008 !⃝

    I can see it being about someone, like a parent, leaving and trying to make her believe that its not her fault.

  15. anonymous
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    Jun 23rd 2008 !⃝

    Does anybody else think this song is about lacey/someone getting raped?


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