Flyleaf: I'm Sorry Meaning
I'm Sorry Lyrics
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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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).
anonymous May 17th report
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.
anonymous Jun 30th 2014 report
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.
anonymous Apr 2nd 2012 report
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.
anonymous Nov 24th 2011 report
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.
anonymous Jun 9th 2011 report
I think that for soo many people can relate to that song still I feel for lacey:):p:d.
anonymous Oct 7th 2010 report
This song is about when Lacey gets raped, and that triggers her drug addiction.
anonymous Mar 18th 2010 report
Child abuse and the circle of abuse.
anonymous Sep 12th 2008 report
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.
anonymous Jul 15th 2008 report
I can see it being about someone, like a parent, leaving and trying to make her believe that its not her fault.
anonymous Jun 23rd 2008 report
Does anybody else think this song is about lacey/someone getting raped?
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