What does Apologize mean?

Hollywood Undead: Apologize Meaning

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Apologize Lyrics

We don't apologize
And that's just the way it is
But we can harmonize
Even if we sound like shit
Don't try to criticize
You bitches better plead the fifth
We've been idolized
Role models for all the kids

You heard us...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 1st 2014 !⃝

    I see it as them admitting that they know that a lot of their fan base are young, impressionable kids that look up to them and that they know they don't set the best example. They are acknowledging that the parents of these kids blame them for the way their kids have turned out instead of taking the blame themselves and are also saying that they'll take the blame even though it isn't their fault (when J3T says "We can take the blame cuz your parents don't wanna). But then they are also saying that they aren't going to change because they are who they are and they are gonna sing about what they're gonna sing about and if the parents have a problem with it they need to man up and starting actually parenting.

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 13th 2019 !⃝

    Being gangsta and partying.

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 21st 2017 !⃝

    A very powerful song by the talented band called Hollywood Undead, that holds a platform of power. BUT in all that, all They're saying in this song is that They should not be held responsible for who They are and most important for what They are saying by singing about it. Certainly They believe one shouldn't idolize Them within that shit the kids don't believe in. BUT unfortunately many kids do idolize Them for the wrong reasons, when the kids should look up to their parents, BUT many of them are just as unreasponsible as the next. When in fact the Parents and Their kids should be more responsible of what to listen and learn about Their music together. Because They[Hollywood Undead] won't ''Apologize'' or change the way of Their comeback irriesponsible song lyrics for Them or anybody else for that matter. 'Cause as We all could see and hear sometimes, some parts of Hollywood undead love to get fucked in the ass and wherever by Satan's Angels and their Devil that really loves Their shitty non-caring attitude that is contagious to the unsaved sinner.

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 3rd 2013 !⃝

    i think its telling all the haters that no matter how bad THEY think HU is, the band will still make money.

  5. anonymous
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    May 6th 2013 !⃝

    First, this song was targeted toward Duece shown in the line "it's 188 minus 1 you know the figure." But it's also about how no matter what they're not taking shit from anyone

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 16th 2012 !⃝

    I think HU is saying they know what they sing about and/or do is wrong but they don't care and won't apologize for doing it

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 13th 2012 !⃝

    I believe that they are saying that they know what they r doing and that they want the parents of the kids that play their music to step up and take action in the kids life so they don't fallow the broken road that most of us are on in life at this every moment.

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 21st 2011 !⃝

    I think this song is about how a vast majority of Hollywood Undead's fans see them as role models. As in J-Dog's line "We're back for more; here to set a worse example", he's saying they're being bad role models for the teenagers that listen to their music. Also, in Charlie's line "Certified street soldier, devil on your teen's shoulder", he's saying he's a bad example by implying he's a devil. In J3T's verse, "We can take the blame 'cause your parents' don't wanna", he's saying HU can take the blame for being just as bad, maybe worse, than their (the teenagers) parents. In the chorus, Danny says "We've been idolized, role models for all the kids"; they know their fans see them as idols, and they want that to change.

    Another interpretation: They could be taking shots at people that listen to their music and think they're hardcore because of it, or taking shots at the parents of the people that think they're hardcore. Going out killing people (as in J-Dog's verse), getting drunk and stealing/breaking the law (as in Charlie's verse), and being drug dealers (as in J3T's verse) are "caused" by HU's music. In J3T's verse, he says "We can take the blame 'cause your parents don't wanna" and "Got a kid suing me, holding me liable"; he's saying he's taking the blame for everything the kid's parents never taught him NOT to do. A bunch of bands have been placed in that position, being held accountable because "their music taught children/teenagers to act such a way". Multiple bands have been sued because their music is "teaching teens/children to do wrong". It is the lack of parenting that make teenagers do such things.

    Honestly, the latter argument seems to be more applicable to daily modern life; many children are growing up with just a mother/father, not both. It's not uncommon to see a child or teenager under joint custody of divorced parents, or under the sole custody of either the mother/father. A couple of my friends don't even know who their fathers/mothers are; three of my friends know who their mothers/fathers are, but rarely see them, either because they hate them or because the mothers/fathers never come around often. I honestly think HU was speaking of broken homes when they wrote this song, but that's just me.

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 28th 2011 !⃝

    First of all it's 188 minus one you know the figure(187 is the slang for murder in southern Cali)and they didn't make any retaliation with deuce they said it them selves in an interview

  10. anonymous
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    Sep 25th 2011 !⃝

    I think it's saying that they dont care about what people think about them.

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 19th 2011 !⃝

    Looking at all the lyrics I think its just about people hating on them but how they don't care because they're still selling and getting more popular. Haters gone hate kind of thing

  12. anonymous
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    Jun 19th 2011 !⃝

    this song is just them taking shots at duece like jdogs line... Yo my posse's gettin' big and my posse's gettin' bigger
    It's 188 minus one you know the wigger cuz duece was the wigger of the group

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  13. anonymous
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    May 26th 2011 !⃝

    I think it's about them not caring what people think about their music, hence the line "We can harmonize, even if we sound like shit.."

  14. anonymous
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    Apr 29th 2011 !⃝

    I personally think its about deuce and how he left because of musical differences so.... yeah

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