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Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Sorry Lyrics Chinese Democracy Guns N Roses

Sorry Lyrics Chinese Democracy Guns N Roses

Sorry is a new song by Axl Rose for the new GNR album, Chinese Democracy.

A lot of peopel are speculating that this song is directed at former Gunner, Slash.
Can't see it my self, while Chinese Democracy might have a lot of introspection, this song could be interpreted in soooo many situations. 

Sorry Lyrics - credits W. Axl Rose/Buckethead/Brain/Pete Scaturro

You like to hurt me
You know that you do
You like to think 
In some way
That it's me 
And not you
(But we know that isn't true)

You like to have me
Jump an' be good
But I… don't want to do it

You don't know why 
I won't act the way 
You think I should

You thought they'd make me
Behave and submit

What were you thinking
'Cause I don't forget

You don't know why
I won't give in
To hell with the pressure
I'm not cavin' in

You know that I 
Got under your skin
You sold your soul
But I won't let you win

You talk too much
You say I do
Difference is nobody cares about you

You've got all the answers
You know everything
Why nobody asked you
It's a mystery to me

I'm sorry for you
Not sorry for me
You don't know who in the hell to
Or not to believe

I'm sorry for you
Not sorry for me
You don't know who you can trust now
Or you should believe
You should believe
You don't know who you can trust now
Or you should believe

You close your eyes
All well an' good
I'll kick you ass
Like I said that I would

You tell them stories they'd rather believe
Use and confuse them
They're numb and naïve

The truth is the truth hurts 
Don't you agree?

It's harder to live 
With the truth about you
Than to live with 
The lies about me

Nobody owes you
Not one goddamn thing
You know where to put your
'Just shut up and sing'

I'm sorry for you
Not sorry for me
You don't know who in the hell to
Or not to believe
I'm sorry for you
Not sorry for me
You chose to hurt those that love you
An' won't set them free
Won't set them free
You chose to hurt those that love you
An' won't set them free

You don't need
Anyone else to be
Sorry for you
You've got no heart
You can't see
All that you've done for me
I know the reasons
You tear me apart


Players on Sorry

Vocals: W. Axl Rose
Guitars: Buckethead, Robin Finck, Ron Thal
Acoustic Guitar: Robin Finck
Guitar Solo: Buckethead
Bass: Tommy Stinson
Keyboards: Pete Scaturro, Chris Pitman
Background Vocals: Sebastian Bach
Sub bass: Chris Pitman
Drums: Brain Mantia

29 comments:

Michael said...

lol..axel wrote this song for slash? ;p

Blade said...

That i significantly doubt. I'd say it's about my ex-!!!!!

Blade said...

the first "don't" in the lyrics above should be "won't", it sounds like .. and it's "won't" before each of the "set them free"s..

RitaJ said...

Blade is correct about the typos. This song is beautiful. I knew it would be. The world has been waiting & Axl has delivered!

Lana said...

it is for slash and it sux. for so long i wanted them to get bak together but after i read slash book, i wouldnt wish it upon anyone!its such high school bull shit and axl is one stubborn ass...i wonder what he means by 'You tear me apart'. either way love them all!!!!

ohiohammer said...

I'm pretty sure it was written for Slash. If you listen to the lyrics some of it really hits right at him and very hard.

Listen, Axl has taken almost all of the blame for the original Guns demise but if you go back and look at the history you find a different story.

Axl threatened to end the band in the very early days because of Slash, Duff, Steven and Izzy's bad drug abuse including heroine. This would eventually cost Steven his place.

Next Izzy left the band not because Axl kicked him out, as we were lead to believe all those years ago, but because he had gone sober and Slash and Duff couldn't handle it. They were constantly pressuring Izzy to go back to the wild lifestyle so he quit the band to stay straight.

The original band blames Axl for coming in one day and saying, "I want the rights to the band! Sign it over or I quit." Well, everybody calls him names for this but quite frankly if you're surrounded by drug addicts who have no musical direction themselves what's to say it wasn't a good idea? They were on their way to self destruction at the time. Slash and Duff were intoxicated in and out of the limelight on a constant basis. It's true.

So once it all fell apart we really can't say what happened. What we do know is that Axl decided he was going to stick with making music his way while Slash started doing things like playing with Michael Jackson for MTV. Slash was playing to MTV more than the original vision of Gn'R and that's fine. Slash is a businessman and quite frankly it worked very well for Metallica, right? I mean moneywise.

You look at it from Slash's side and here is this guy that keeps causing riots at concerts and threatening the band so he did what he thought was a safer business path.

I think, really, when you look at it, Slash's Snake Pit was a nice little all-star album, the first Velvet Revolver CD was great, second okay.

Meanwhile, after Revolver splits up, Metallica goes back to playing what brought them to the party and ACDC shows up with a new album, Axl pops up with Chinese Democracy at a brilliant time.

Now to the album, it is absolutely a masterpiece of hard rock music. As for this song, Sorry, whether all about Slash or not it is brilliant. The almost Pink Floydesque musical score, the fantastic solo, and the lyrics are perfect for anyone whose broken off a close relationship with someone and people close to them have really only heard one side of the story.

Even if 95% of the story your former friend/lover is true it only takes 5% of exageration to really screw you over in the opinions of everybody you know.

Classic song.

Jimmy Jangles said...

Updates made cheers for your help and JfS.

I suggest you all go read Axl's Biography - it explains why Izzy left GNR, in part it was drugs, mostly it was Axl's personna.

They have since reunited of sorts with Izzy playing a few gig with Axl over the last few years.

He is on record as saying the reason he did not join Velvet Revolver was because Slash insisted on a singer other than Izzy or Duff - Izzy won't put up with diva singers anymore.

Brandon said...

Brilliant assessment ohiohammer

Anonymous said...

For those of you who no little about the insides of the music biz in th late 80's/early 90's, heres a run down...When you're in a business(band) and everyone involved is doing things detrimental to the business(band) people change their thinking. Some get managers that not only ream the other guys, but also take the managed for a ride. Axl had someone in his ear telling him to get as much of the business in his pocket as possible before it all went to crap. Can anyone blame Axl for doing that? No. The band was falling apart at the seams. BUT...Here is the question that needs to be answered for all G n'R fans. Why couldn't they all get it together? Why couldn't guys stop the drug use, talk to each other, go onstage on time, etc.

So here's something I'd like to say to Axl, Slash, Izzy, Duff, Steven, Gilby, Matt, Dizzy...thank you for changing the way the world thinks of good rock n roll and fuck you for taking it away from us!!!! Oh, and the new album is good, but it is absolutely NOT Guns N' Roses!!!!

Anonymous said...

Scott Weiland said: "Everyone has made Axl out to be this horrendously crazy person, this bad guy, and I don't know him very well at all. He and I for whatever reason got almost tricked into this little media spat for a moment because one of our band members happened to run into him and said that he said something. So, my point being that having been in a band with Velvet Revolver now for five and a half years, I'm not quite so sure that it was all Axl's fault."

Lana said...

Anonymous awsome first comment...'So here's something I'd like to say to Axl, Slash, Izzy, Duff, Steven, Gilby, Matt, Dizzy...thank you for changing the way the world thinks of good rock n roll and fuck you for taking it away from us!!!!'nicely fuken said!!!

Kevin said...

Lana and anonymous: if rock n roll wasnt dirty and chaotic it would be Celine F'ing Dion. of course it self destructs. the star shines bright and crashes. it's part and parcel my friends. once they grow up and clean up, most of em dont have anything real to sing about, and you get Metallica garbage. Axl picked one of the only choices left to aging rockers to make a good record from new themes: loss. I think he and the album are brilliant. SALUD!

kevin said...

anonymous... you make it sound like you are some expert in the industry and enlightening all the rest of us peons, but I laugh at you. you dont know what youre talking about. of course the managers whisper in peoples ears. you make it sound sleazy but thats their job. and here's how i know you have no experience with "the industry" or any rock bands.

why couldn't they get their shit together and talk to each other? because they are rock stars. not only that, but they are who they are. you cant force communication, and people with cash who like to party and dont have much accountability dont have any incentive to change. when youre blowing coke and are the coolest kids at the club and getting laid every night by some new slut, you dont want to change. DER. dont be jealous.

Gonzalo said...

Hey.. who the fuck cares if someone used drugs or not. The rock enviroment often leads to drugs, every single rock player has been involved with drugs, from David Coverdale to Glenn Hughes, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Tomy Bolin (such a waste), etc etc etc. And let's say for the sake of argument, than Axl ain't no Ghandi !

I must say, Slash is not a musician I look after, and since he left Guns N Roses I don't hear anything more of him. Velvet Revolver sucked. This album has brilliant songs, good ones, bad ones, but there are a few (the first two) that are unpresentable.

And, it's obvious it was writen to Slash... "shut up an' sing"? :P

This is one of the good ones haha !

Anonymous said...

Appetite for your Illusions!!!
Guns N Roses have risen from the dead!!!
Axl Rose has another appetite for destruction,,,hopefully the original line up will get back together.

Anonymous said...

if this song is about slash and in one part hes saying 'You tell them stories they'd rather believe
Use and confuse them
They're numb and naive' well if his saying that slash is telling lies well his probably the one who is dumb and naive

and some in a other part he say 'I'll Kick your ass lick I said that I would' well I'm Pretty shure that slash is kicking his ass . axl almost never dos interview and I've never seen him on a Xbox game cover.. so if this is about slash well Fuck You!

Helwinc said...

I think Slash's cousin posted the last comment. WTF are you trying to say, that showing up on an Xbox cover makes you the man? Dammit I hate stupid people. Thanks for pissing me off for the rest of the day with your damn stupidity! I'll make sure to take it out on my kids now, they thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking it's about David Geffin. Look at the lyrics "You've got all the answers
You know everything
Why nobody asked you
It's a mystery to me".
Everybody asked Slash about things. That x box cover comment was about the dumbest thing i've ever read. It's probably about a few people and he's just throwing them all into one person. This is an axl rose solo album. Not guns and roses. And it's good.

Anonymous said...

I'll kick you ass
Like I said that I would

You know where to put your
'Just shut up and sing'

This song is wrote to Slash.

Anonymous said...

aaaaaaaaaaa

Pip said...

I think Axl wrote this song about Vince Neil, singer for Motley Crue, if anyone is wondering why ... read The Dirt.

Jimmy Jangles said...

David Geffen?

Are you gus fareeking kidding me?

Anonymous said...

Well actualy, first who came on my mind when i heard the song was Vince Neil.

Anonymous said...

axls fault that slash left now axl is fuckin cryin in his bedroom cuz the best friend he had left him so what does lead to? he listens to sorry too much it makes him depressed he starts doing drugs again he becomes a wreck his wife leaves him slash hears about it he comes to axls place axl tells him to piss off and slash hates him again and waddya get?! an axl rose with his brains splattered all over the wall and an empty barrel in a 44 special and some smoke in the room AKA axl dies.

Anonymous said...

what is sub-bass mean?

JJ said...

Sub bass description at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub_bass.

PS. I think Axl wrote this for Elvis Presley....

Anonymous said...

can we just realize that this song is amazing and can be put into many situations? seriously lol

21st Century Lyrics said...

Green Day fans might like to read the lyrics to 21st Century Breakdown!

Anonymous said...

Axl Wrote this for Princess Diana. I'm sure of it.

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