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As life goes on I'm starting to learn more
And more about responsibility
And I realize that everything I do is
Affecting the people around me
So I want to take this time out to
Apologize for things that I've done
And things that have not occurred yet
And things they don't want
To take responsibility for

I'm sorry for the times that I left you home
I was on the road and you were alone
I'm sorry for the times that I had to go
I'm sorry for the fact that I did not know
That you were sitting home just wishing we
Could go back to when it was just you and me
I'm sorry for the times I would neglect
I'm sorry for the times I disrespect

I'm sorry for the wrong things that I've done
I'm sorry I'm not always there for my sons
I'm sorry for the fact that I'm not aware
That you can't sleep at night when I am not there
Because I'm in the streets like everyday
I'm sorry for the things that I did not say
Like how you are the best thing in my world
And how I'm so proud to call you my girl

[ Bridge ]
I understand that there's some problem
And I'm not too blind to know
All the pain you kept inside you
Even though you might not show
If I can't apologize for being wrong
Then it's just a shame on me
I'll be the reason for your pain and
You could put the blame on me

[ Chorus ]
You could put the blame on me [ x4 ]
Said you could put the blame on me [ x3 ]
You could put the blame on me

I'm sorry for the things that he put you through
And all the times you didn't know what to do
I'm sorry that you had to go and sell those bags
Just trying to stay busy till you heard from Dad
And you would rather be home with all your kids
As one big family with love and bliss
And even though Pops treated us like kings
He got a second wife and you didn't agree

He got up and left you there all alone
I'm sorry that you had to do it on your own
I'm sorry that I went and added to your grief
I'm sorry that your son was once a thief
I'm sorry that I grew up way too fast
I wish I would've listened and not be so bad
I'm sorry that your life turned out this way
I'm sorry that the FEDS came and took me away

[ Bridge ]

[ Chorus ]

I'm sorry that it took so long to see
They were dead wrong trying to put it on me
I'm sorry that it took so long to speak
But I was on tour with Gwen Stefani
I'm sorry for the hand that she was dealt
For the embarrassment that she felt
Just a little young girl trying to have fun
Her daddy should never let her out that young

I'm sorry for Club Zen getting shut down
I hope they manage better next time around
How was I to know she was underage
In a 21 and older club they say
Why doesn't anybody wanna take blame
Verizon backed out disgracing my name
I'm just a singer trying to entertain
Because I love my fans I'll take that blame
Even though the blame's on you [ x3 ]
I'll take that blame from you

And you could put that blame on me [ x2 ]
You could put that blame on me [ x2 ]
And you could put that blame on me [ x2 ]



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    UnregisteredJan 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    We should al learn to say sorry, wether u ar wrong or dam wright. Sorry make way 4 peace and harmony, kudos 2 u akon
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    dancer292Apr 25, 2009 at 11:38 pm
    What happened was that an under aged girl went to like a night club, or bar. And he pulled her onto the stage and started dancing with her. Like dirty dancing, and her Dad found out and so then the bar got closed and everone was freaking out, so he wrote this song just to say sorry, and it wasnt her fault so put the blame on him.
    It was really sweet of him to write a song to publicly say sorry, to everyone.
    =) He is awesome!
  • darkelie
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    darkelieSep 19, 2008 at 3:51 am
    Oh, what Im a-goin to tell ye gaiz is not just a meaning..

    I overherad it on the radio that Akon made this song after his concert tour or something somewhere...

    It happened when Akon went to a certain Bar mentioned in the song...

    A certain gurl made some advances "daw" and they had fun together(I dunno what that certain FUN is) with Akon not knowing that this gurl is just a minor...

    Something scandalous happened that resulted for the bar to shut down and as you always hear "I'm sorry for Club Zen getting shut down
    I hope they manage better next time around
    How was I to know she was underage"

    And because of it, Akon decided to NOT ADMIT HIS GUILT but to RETIRE TO ACCEPTING THE BLAME OF THE MAJORITY ON HIM...

    "I'm just a singer trying to entertain
    Because I love my fans I'll take that blame
    Even though the blame's on you
    I'll take that blame from you"

    ahEhek!
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    SmileRedemptionSep 18, 2008 at 9:02 pm
    I think it's about someone who loves someone so much that he's willing to let the one he loves blame him? o_O

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