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I'm holding on your rope
Got me ten feet off the ground
And I'm hearing what you say
But I just can't make a sound
You tell me that you need me
Then you go and cut me down
But wait...
You tell me that you're sorry
Didn't think I'd turn around and say...

That it's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late

I'd take another chance, take a fall, take a shot for you
And I need you like a heart needs a beat
(But that's nothing new)
Yeah yeah

I loved you with a fire red, now it's turning blue
And you say
Sorry like the Angel Heaven let me think was you,
But I'm afraid

It's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late
Woahooo woah

It's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, yeah
I said it's too late to apologize, yeah

I'm holding on your rope
Got me ten feet off the ground...



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  • k
    +6
    kk1992123Dec 17, 2008 at 6:40 pm
    It's talking about how someone he loved screwed up and thought they could come back and apologize and think saying "sorry" could make it all better. But he put them in their place by saying its too late to apologize. He tries to express that he loves this person and they keep makeing mistakes and think "sorry" can fix them. His love for the person is killing him.
  • t
    +3
    ThanhMay 14, 2008 at 9:39 am
    So cool! especially the way the singer is. I find this song similar to the song "Forever and one". I think this is a serious look about love. True love is something ancient but not old in the modern world.
  • x
    +2
    xyz37Nov 12, 2008 at 10:58 pm
    I think it means that he's had enough. Apologies aren't going to work anymore and he just can't take it. It's all over so there's no use in trying to fix what's already broken.
  • l
    +2
    Leslie09Sep 29, 2008 at 8:24 pm
    THiS S0NG iS THE BEST S0NG EVER. iT WAS MiNES AND
    THE GiRL i L0VED S0NG. THiS S0NG WiLL ALWAyS BRiNG UP
    MEM0RiES T0 My HEAD FR0M THE PAST...=/
    EVERyTiME THiS S0NG WiLL C0ME 0N i W0ULD G0 NUTS...
    S000... yEAH THiS iS My FAV0RiTE S0NG EVER.
    =]
  • x
    +2
    xMJxJul 4, 2008 at 11:23 am
    Once u've broke someones heart it's impossible to turn back time and re-do everything that has been already done. Too late...(in fact, I'm listening 2 it right now..awww)

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