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Song Released: 2015


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I'm sorry for everything
Oh, everything I've done

Am I out of touch?
Am I out of my place?
When I keep saying that I'm looking for an empty space
Oh, I'm wishing you're here
But I'm wishing you're gone
I can't have you and I'm only gonna...

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    Aztryx
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    Feb 5th, 2:56pm report


    Am I out of touch?
    Am I out of my place?
    When I keep saying that I'm looking for an empty space


    The man is wondering if he is still the same person and he is realizing he is looking for someone else, even though he already has the perfect person to connect with


    Oh, I'm wishing you're here
    But I'm wishing you're gone
    I can't have you and I'm only gonna do you wrong


    He longs to be with that person, but is too nervous to interact, thinking he will hurt or them or lose their relationship


    Oh, I'm gonna to mess this up
    Oh, this is just my luck
    Over and over and over again
    In the meantime we let it go
    At the roadside we used to know
    We can let this drift away
    Oh, we let this drift away


    He knows he will mess up and push the person away, so he is staying away and they are drifting farther and farther apart


    I'm sorry for everything
    Oh, everything I've done
    From the second that I was born it seems I had a loaded gun
    And then I shot, shot, shot a hole through everything I loved
    Oh, I shot, shot, shot a hole through every single thing that I loved


    He is now trying to apologize for the way he has treated not only the person he has been referring to, but to everyone he wronged in his whole life. He said that when he was born, "it seems I had a loaded gun". This is a metaphor for him pushing everyone that was close to him away from him because of his actions, shooting a hole through them.


    Am I out of luck?
    Am I waiting to break?
    When I keep saying that I'm looking for a way to escape

    Running out of luck is saying that he believes that his actions are catching up to him and he is "waiting to break" or waiting to be proven wrong. He is also trying to make himself believe that there is a way to end his pain without being forgiven for his actions.


    Oh, I'm wishing I had what I'd taken for granted
    I can't help you when I'm only gonna do you wrong

    He is now regretting that he let go and pushed away everything that he thought was going to stay with him and he doesn't want to push away someone else, so he does not want to help them in fear of losing them


    Oh, love, can you hear me?

    He is hoping that the person will listen to him and understand why he doesn't want to be with them



    This entire song is about a man who is thinking about his past relationships with everyone in his life, regretting how he treated them, and is deciding he doesn't want to push away another person.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 17th, 1:29am report


    I think this is about a person who has done something he really regrets, that pushed away his wife/girlfriend. Now he is saying sorry and wishes that she could forgive him.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 17th, 1:28am report


    I think this is about a person who has done something he really regrets, that pushed away his wife/girlfriend. Now he is saying sorry and wishes that she could forgive him.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 19th, 2017 8:31am report


    I think it's about someone who is sorry for pushing the one they love away. "Shot a hole through everything I loved" means that they pushed many away to protect themselves from getting hurt. They pushed away their family and friends, and built a wall around their heart that not even they could penetrate. They can't break the wall down now, no matter how hard they try, and they're apologizing for everyone they've hurt by building it up in the first place.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 18th, 2016 11:00pm report


    I think it is about the way we start out loving people and then we see their faults and it becomes impossible to unsee them. We finally reach one of those moments (we all have them sooner or later) where we feel we must open our mouths - then the people around us who are usually used to seeing only what they wanted to see (a passive person) can't get over your "truth" about them and the relationship is never the same. That is my personal take on it because I grew up around narcisstic people who wanted nothing more for me than to be their doormat. Since people tend to be attracted to the same type of people they are related to this same phenomena plays itself out over and over. I think the writer also has discovered that while he is truly sorry for everything he has done, he knows that it won't fix what is now wrong. It has been my personal experience that it is nearly impossible to change what you are attracted to.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 3rd, 2015 3:19pm report


    I think its just an apology to the people in his life that he's ever put into a false sense of security and needs to let everyone else know that he will continue to mess up.

    It could also be about how he can never keep anything he loves because he knows that he'll find a way to destroy.




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