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OneRepublic – Apologize lyrics
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
Too late, oh


I'd take another chance, take a fall
Take a shot for you
And I need you like a heart needs a beat
But it'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, whoa whoa

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

I'm holding on your rope
Got me ten feet off the ground
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  • justmylife
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    justmylife
    I love this song it has such a strong meaning. It shows that somethimes when you mess up,. Sorry isn't good enough. You may love someone but by doing whatever you did, you may have hurt this person really badly. You may have even gotten into a fight, but by now they may be more than 1000 miles away. You may not even know where they are. It may be hard, but hey. Maybe it wasnt ment to be? Somethings are better left unsaid.
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  • b
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    Bballgrrl
    Xoxohedleylover. The exact same thing happened to me. He used to be my boyfriend. We dated for 3 and a Hal months before he decided he couldn't do it. He was really rude and shut me out and basically said the things yours said to you. Eventually, we became friends sorta again. Well, I lost him 2 days ago. He said he had nobody and I reminded him he had me and he started cussing me out and told me I could have the final word, but it had to be night or bye. Bye meant goodbye forever and I wasn't to look back. After all the hurt he has caused me, I chose bye. I'm not letting him back in this time. I'm not going to look back. It's too late for him to apologize.
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  • x
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    XoXoHedleyLover
    Can compleatly relate to this song. A couple days ago my ex bf got really mad at me for nothing, and he said some really hurtful things to me, and told me I was a mistake and that he hated me. I was dumb struck. And my friends helped me get through it. And now he is telling me how sorry he is, and how he didn't really mean those things. And I am telling him it's too late. He managed to break my heart and we weren't even dating. I am tired of him. And he needs to stop treating people badly.
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  • xoxtatigirlxox
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    xoxtatigirlxox
    This song is soo sad that it makes think back on all the times that you or the other person played around with your head and you think to yourself "How did this go on and I not realize what that One felt about me why and how was I blinded?" well that really gets you thinking and then you hit then the cloud you were once floating on disappears and you fall down, down, down. Until you hit the ground and come back to reality.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    It's a meaningful word for me. It's when somebody thinks of you in a need. It's when you feel weak and you can't say more just one word that's express your need. But to be honest I respect this word but I don't like to hear it. I feel horribal. Its touchs me so deep so I prefer to act like your sorry but just don't say it to me. I think that's my opinion "personal view". Thanks.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    Apologize is about when you love someone and they don't really love you back, like if youre in a relationship but you don't see each other for a while and then they distantly break up with you and want you back a few months later. You still love them, and you'll never tell them, but you know you need to get away from them you know: it wont end well. They also keep saying things or doing things, and apologize but don't try to fix anything like they say they will.
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  • HelenaDreadskull39
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    HelenaDreadskull39
    I love this song and it describes how quite suddenly a true and pure love ended. Sort of like what happened to me and a guy that I truly loved with all my heart. But then he went n cut me down by getting with an ex gf of his.
    I wanna shout out to Bearose: don't worry and just keep your head up. I think it is absolutely beautiful that your love for him is still strong. Never lose hope and just kno there are people in this world that will be more than willing to listen if you have something you wanna talk about including me.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    This song is amazing. I broke up with my ex on labor day 2011. He was in florida and I knew that he was cheating on me. He got to where he would try to control me even though he wasn't here. I broke it off and for the next few days he tried everyway in the world to apoligize and I told him that it was too late for that. Now I am married to the greatest man in the world and I could not be happier.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    D song apologise to me by his grace reminds me of how deep the father's love can be and how wide his arms can go open to recieve us. His kind of love is obsessive, he loves us more than we love ourselves and with him 'it's neva too late to say I'm sorry, even wn it's nt ur 1st tm' I can hear him say to you 'come home it's never too late to apologise' he's neva tired of ur sorries.
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  • j
    + 1
    jaded85
    This song means a lot to me my B. F n baby's father cheated on me numerous times n got another girl pregnant n I've tried to stand next to him we are human and make mistakes but so many times like this I truly feel like I am holdin on his ripe n he's got me 10 feet off the ground the whole song just applies to me cuz I'm startin to feel like its to late to apologize.
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    TheFishyGamer11
    I'm afraid things like what you guys are saying will happen to me one day. I'm a boy, I literally just signed up for this website just to reply here. We'll just hope for the best. A lot of songs can be touching and I hope all of you are doing fine now, especially because this is an old post.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    I think this song is an insight of some relationships where one takes advantage of the affection you have for them, don't value you, disrespect you because they think you can't do without them which is right at that moment. But time comes when you are fade up and you decide to move on no matter the consequences. Now this is when they will know that you can do without them, on apologising you can no longer give in, your heart is already cold for them. That will imply to them that's it's too late for them to apologise!
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    I'm listening to this song because. She broke my hearth once cus she left me because of her ex, and I forgived her. She got my friendship then untill she ruined it aswell by kissing me 2 days ago. And now she tells me she still loves the same guy. But.
    "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.
    It's too late to apologize, it's too late
    I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late".
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    You tell me that you need me.
    And then you go and cut me down.
    I guess that the girl was using the guy. She played with his feelings nd left him wid a heart wich can never be mended. He still loves the girl, but the condition of his heart has "broken the rope". Very clear from the lines.
    I lubed you wid a firiing red, now its turning blue.
    And you say sorry like the angel.
    Heaven let me think was you.
    But I'm afraid.
    Its too late to apologize.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    Many people get into a relationships to fulfill their need to have some partner. Ya, there may be true love at first but after a certain time relationship impairs. We try to make up things, we give chances, take chances, atlast apologise too to make up all things fair, cause there may be a space in ones heart for another but its just too late to apologise and things end up coz its too late to apologise.
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    octane
    This song is about a guy who hangs himself because of what his girlfriend or whatever did and she finds him and cuts him down and is franticly saying sorry but he can't respond because he is dead "I'm hearing what you say but I just cant makea sound". This is the first verse. "It's to late to apologize" literally means she was too late, he killed himself because of her actions. The second verse is interesting and a little bit trickier to crack. It's him talking about what he'd do for her and he hears her say sorry and she's "the angel heaven let me think was you" but its too late for that he's dead.
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      justmylife
      I love this song it has such a strong meaning. It shows that somethimes when you mess up,. Sorry... Read more →
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      Bballgrrl
      Xoxohedleylover. The exact same thing happened to me. He used to be my boyfriend. We dated for 3... Read more →

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