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The English Beat – Sorry lyrics

Try to live but it's more like worry.
Each time I try to speak it does sound like "sorry"
Setting up races you've gotta keep winning
Imaginary races,
You jump until you're bleeding and you're needing
And you're wanting it so badly timed your sighing,
All lying
And she's trusting you completely stupid

Feeling attack put up defences
Nothing you've ever said made much sense
Words are just another violence
Nothing rings as true as silence.

Dream I can fly in desperation,
Must have mixed up remorse with anticipation,
Each time I try to break this hurry,
Start off apologizing for saying sorry.

Me pleading
All through wanting it so badly timed my sighing
All lying
And you trusted me completely foolish.

Sounds like "sorry"
It sounds like "sorry"
It always sounds like "sorry."

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