Apologize
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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 it's nothin' new (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) "

"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'm holdin' on your rope, got me ten feet off the ground

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Committed's song "Apologize" express the feelings of someone who has been hurt and betrayed by someone they love. The singer is hanging on the rope of this relationship, which has lifted them high in the air, but they feel unable to speak up for themselves. The person who has hurt them has apologized, but it's too late for the singer to forgive and forget. They've given this person chances, and they've fallen for them many times, but now their love has turned cold.


The singer feels they need their loved one like the heart needs a beat, but it's not new to them, meaning they've been vulnerable before, and it's resulted in a broken heart. Their love, once fiery and passionate, is now fading away, turning blue. The person who hurt them tries to apologize, but it's too little too late. The singer is holding onto their rope, but they know deep down that their love has let them down.


The lyrics convey the complexity of relationships and how people can be hurt by those they love. The song emphasizes the idea that it's better to let go of something that's hurting you than to hold on and suffer.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm holding on your rope, got me ten feet off the ground
I am completely dependent on you and it feels like I am in a position of vulnerability and weakness.


And I'm hearing what you say, but I just can't make a sound
I understand your words, but I am unable to express myself or defend myself.


You tell me that you need me then you go and cut me down, but wait
You give me hope and make me feel needed, but then you disappoint and hurt me.


You tell me that you're sorry, didn't think I'd turn around, and say (that)
You apologize for hurting me, but you did not expect me to reject your apology.


"It's too late to apologize (it's too late) "
I have reached a point where I cannot forgive you anymore, it is just too late for apologies.


I'd take another chance, take a fall, take a shot for you
I am willing to give you another opportunity, even if it means I could get hurt in the process.


And I need you like a heart needs a beat, but it's nothin' new (yeah)
I am deeply attached to you and my need for you is as essential as a heartbeat, but it is not a new feeling.


I loved you with a fire red, now it's turning blue, and you say
I used to love you with an intense passion, but now my feelings are fading and turning cold.


"Sorry" like the angel heaven let me think was you, but I'm afraid...
Your apology sounds sweet and promising, like an angel from heaven, but I am still uncertain and afraid.


"It's too late to apologize (it's too late) "
I have reached a point where I cannot forgive you anymore, it is just too late for apologies.


I said, "It's too late to apologize (it's too late) "
I have become firm in my decision that it is too late for you to apologize.


"It's too late to apologize (it's too late) "
I have reached a point where I cannot forgive you anymore, it is just too late for apologies.


I said, "It's too late to apologize (it's too late) "
I have become firm in my decision that it is too late for you to apologize.


I said, "It's too late to apologize, " yeah (too late)
I repeat that it is too late for you to apologize, and nothing can change that fact now.




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