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All Apologies
Sinéad O'Connor Lyrics


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What else should I be?
All apologies
What else should I say?
Everyone is gay
What else could I write?
I don't have the right
What else should I be?
All apologies

In the sun
In the sun, I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
I'm married
Buried
Buried

I wish I was like you
Easily amused
Find my nest of salt
Everything's my fault
I'll take all the blame
Aqua sea-foam shame
Sunburn with freezer-burn
Choking on the ashes of her enemy

In the sun
In the sun, I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
I'm married
Buried
Buried

All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are

Overall Meaning

In All Apologies, Sinéad O'Connor portrays a sense of regret and sorrow. The lyrics repeat "All apologies" throughout the song, indicating that the singer is sorry for something. The lyrics "What else should I be, all apologies," suggest that the singer is unsure of who she is and feels that apologizing is the only thing she can do. The next line, "What else should I say, everyone is gay," can be interpreted in several ways. It could mean that the singer feels like she's always saying the wrong thing or that everyone is happy, and she's the only one who isn't.


In the next stanza, the singer seems to be admiring someone she wishes she could be like. The line "I wish I was like you, easily amused" suggests that she feels that she's too serious or uptight and that she would like to be more carefree. The line "Find my nest of salt, everything's my fault" could mean that the singer is feeling like everything bad that happens is her fault, and she can't help but dwell on it. The line "Aqua sea-foam shame" suggests that the singer is feeling ashamed of something she's done, and "choking on the ashes of her enemy" could mean that she's having trouble moving on from something in her past that's still bothering her.


The final stanza repeats the line "In the sun I feel as one," suggesting that the sun is a place where the singer feels at peace. The lines "I'm married, buried, buried" could mean that the singer is feeling trapped or overwhelmed by her current circumstances. Overall, the song is a reflection of the singer's inner turmoil, as she struggles to come to terms with her past mistakes and find a way to move forward.


Line by Line Meaning

What else should I be
I don't know what else I should be doing or being


All apologies
I'm sorry for who I am or what I've done


What else should I say
I don't know what else to say or how to express myself


Everyone is gay
Everyone is happy and carefree, except for me


What else should I write
I don't know what else to write or how to convey my thoughts


I don't have the right
I don't feel like I have the proper authority or ability to express myself


In the sun
When I'm in the sun


In the sun I feel as one
I feel at peace and united with everyone else when in the sun


I'm married
I'm committed


Buried
I feel buried or trapped in this commitment


Buried
I feel buried or trapped in this commitment


I wish I was like you
I wish I could be carefree and easily amused like you


Easily amused
Able to find joy in simple things and not weighed down by difficult emotions


Find my nest of salt
I have a place where I can withdraw and be alone


Everything's my fault
I feel like everything that happens is my responsibility or my mistake


I'll take all the blame
I'm willing to accept blame for everything that goes wrong


Aqua sea-foam shame
I feel embarrassed or ashamed for the things I've done


Sunburn with freezer-burn
I feel both burned by the sun and frozen by my own emotions


Choking on the ashes of her enemy
I'm struggling with the aftermath of a conflict or the consequences of my own actions




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: Kurt Cobain

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@thomasdejager6675

In the Son [John 8]
In the Son I feel as one [Ephesians 2] In the Son [John 6]
In the Son [1 John 1]
I'm married [Song of Songs]
Buried [Prophet Isaiah 7/9/11 + 53]
Buried [1 Corinthians 6]

Selah...
xxx



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@ImaginalComponent

One of the best Nirvana covers ever. RIP to Sinead and Kurt.

@HK00088

What year did this come out?

@marksevertson2966

sad day

@cindyli8568

I thought about this song today. RIP

@msmo78

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@MrMonikerjay

@@HK00088 1994. The record is Universal Mother and it's pretty good.

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@ljrees1721

One of the best songs ever written, sang by two angels, RIP Sinead and Kurt

@grose2272

❤ sun shine free as a bird- choking on the ashes of her enemy ❤

@zeldacoach2528

I just realised I’ll never hear a new song, a new speech from Sinead again. Precious girl, you are so loved and missed x

@jrpaiva5875

No drums, no bass. Only an acoustic guitar and Sinéad. Beautiful.

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