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Let me apologize to begin with
Let me apologize for what I'm about to say
But trying to be genuine was harder than it seemed
But somehow I got caught up in between

Let me apologize to begin with
Let me apologize for what I'm about to...


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    Sep 21st, 2007 9:31pm report

    I think the character behind this song is trying to express that, he was torn between the person he was and the person he knew he should be...who the other person(in the relationship) wanted him to be...but his pride and his teetering actions got in his way. and that every past promise, every past truth, and every past effort was only partially genuine. and now, he finally realizes that his pride wasnt worth risking everything...and he is apologizing for it...

    and he wishes there is something he could say or do... to regain the others trust...he wishes he could explain his past actions...but he cant...and as much as he doesnt want to admit it, he knows that it is too late. regardless, even with a lack of word or reason...he states a hopeless plea..."im sorry."


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    Jan 6th, 2008 1:23am report

    I agree with no. 2, but all of you have given good interpretations.

    I'd like to add one more to the list.

    I think it's about either breaking a relationship or telling the truth to someone when you know they won't like it.
    "let me apologise to begin with,
    let me apologise for what I'm about to say"
    It's about someone who's always had something to say to the other person in the relationship, yet not bben able to say it. Everyone must have someone like this; someone who they need to speak to an spend ages thinking up what they want to say, get their feelings out in the open, yet whenever you're together the other person just somehow smothers those words, whether they be 'i love you' or 'i need your help' or 'i hate you', etc. Just by that person's presence all you say is very ambiguous and you become tongue tied.
    "But trying to be genuine was harder than it seemed
    But somehow I got caught up in between...
    ...The things I want to say to you get lost before they come, the only thing that's worse than one is none...
    ... and I cannot explain to you
    n anything I say or do or plan..."

    Then this song is about after the relationship, however long that may be, and coming to terms with your real emotions and what you've done.
    "But trying to be someone else was harder than it seemed"
    It seems as though this person has been living with this burden for a long time then something they've done has shocked everyone and now they are trying to explain.
    "between the lies and how the thruth got in the way...
    ...I hope the actions speak the words they can."

    It might just be my spin on it because of my experiences but I think it's a good explanation.



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    May 21st, 2015 5:36am report

    It's a suicide note


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    Mar 23rd, 2012 3:58pm report

    i believe that it 's about pretending to be someone else.he wants to tell the truth,but he is afraid of rejection.he can 't explain to the other person in anything what and why he has said or did.so he pray for the actions to speak.but,then the truth gets in the way and he apologise.


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    Feb 3rd, 2012 2:38pm report

    i for one love linkin park and this song means that some one wants to say some thing to someone but their words never come out that how sumtimes i feel!and how they said some kinda lie i think in this cast that to sumone they might like but they got lost.. :/ i <3 linkin park !


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    Jul 25th, 2011 7:40pm report

    it doesnt necessarily point out that it's a relationship..
    it can also say that a certain person lied to another..and is held back and torn between his dignity..and his oath..
    this person tries to argue with himself constantly..thinking if he should do the right thing or not...to tell the truth even if it hurts or keep things as they are now.

    clearly, there is guilt for the guy..and is being consumed by his regret.
    he seeks remorse but doesn't know how to start off with it..that's why he beings with "let me apologize to begin with".
    his intention is not to hurt the other..but he feels obliged and drawn to it since he did something wrong and he just wants to make it right again..
    in lying, he became someone else in the process. and realized that being a genuine person is harder than what meets the eye..
    the person seeks for forgiveness even if the other might now like what she will hear...
    but the mere fact that his dignity is on the line motivates him to confess even if his promise would also be in the line..


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    May 24th, 2011 5:25am report

    i think, in this song, a guy gained a girl's love by being someone else, lived up with the styles the girl likes. finally, he doesn't and can't live up a lie to get the girl's love anymore. he wants to live up as he really is. and he is apologizing for the lies he has done and trying to express that he wants to be real himself...


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    Apr 20th, 2010 4:43am report

    I think that someone is trying to fit in with many people, but can't. So when a person thought that he was let's say normal, they don't get to regain their trust.


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    Nov 27th, 2009 11:29am report

    Ok F.Y.I this song is sung by Mike. It’s about how he lying to his girlfriend but instead of lies coming out of his mouth he accidentally tells the truth. Make Since?

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Apr 3rd, 2009 4:01pm report

    This may be way out there, but this is the story line I attribute to this song:

    He was trying to be something/someone he knew she needed him to be in order to form a relationship with her. The whole time, even though he wanted to believe he could really become that person, a piece of him knew that he was faking to some extent. In order to be with her, he continued, and lies piled up. The lines between his lies and the truth got blurry.

    Then, he realized he just couldn't be that person. He had broken his promises (perhaps in a religious sense, or perhaps referring to some addiction), but because of his pride, he blamed it all on her. Guilt's a language she can understand - again possibly because of her religion, or possibly because in the past she would lay guilt trips on him. Underneath it all, though, he feels guilty on his own about the way everything transpired. Fear is not afraid of her - she fears God, has feared him at times, and is no stranger to the word.

    The only thing that's worse than one is none = when you've not only let everyone else down, but you've let yourself down as well. When you can't even look at yourself in the mirror.

    He doesn't know why he says or does the things he says or does that make it seem like he just doesn't care, but underneath, he really, really does. He just feels so bad about everything he has done and said and the ways in which he has let her down that he can't find the words, perhaps doesn't feel worthy of the words. He is admitting that he deceived her in the past, even though not even he realized that completely at the time, and it's all a big mess now, he knows he's broken her heart, but he's sorry, and he wishes he could make it right.


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    Dec 4th, 2008 12:36pm report

    I would like to add that I think the last few lines of the song, "The only thing that's worse than one is none.", is speaking about apologizing. It's better to apologize once than never to at all.


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    Jun 8th, 2007 6:36pm report

    First of all, the song is never specific.

    It can be based on specific events, but the song is never really about one person, it's about how all of us has their own problems.

    It's about our individual problems.


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    May 17th, 2007 5:59pm report

    Mike feels as he has hurt someone, and he let his pride get in the way of it. Now, he is apologizing to whoever this person may be.

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