I Forgive You
Kelly Clarkson Lyrics


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I forgive you, I forgive me
Now when do I start to feel again
I forgive you, I forgive me
Now when do I start to feel again

'Cause the lights are on
But I'm never home
But I'll be back with a brand new attitude
'Cause I forgive you

I forgive you
We were just a couple of kids
Trying to figure out how to live
Doing it our way
No shame, no blame
'Cause the damage is done
And I forgive you
I forgive you
We were busy living the dream
Never noticed the glass ceiling falling on us
No shame, no blame
'Cause the damage is done
And I forgive you

I forgive you, I forgive me
Now do I start to feel again
If I hate you, what does that do
So I breathe in and I count to 10

'Cause the lights are on
And I'm coming home
Yes I am back
With a new heart in my hand
'Cause I forgive you

I forgive you
We were just a couple of kids
Trying to figure out how to live
Doing it our way
No shame, no blame
'Cause the damage is done
And I forgive you
I forgive you
We were busy living the dream
Never noticed the glass ceiling falling on us
No shame, no blame
'Cause the damage is done
And I forgive you

I forgive you
For every time that I cried
Over some stupid thing you did to hurt me
That's alright, yeah I forgive you

I forgive you
We were just a couple of kids
Trying to figure out how to live
Doing it our way
No shame, no blame
'Cause the damage is done
And I forgive you

I forgive you
We were just a couple of kids
Trying to figure out how to live
Doing it our way
No shame, no blame
'Cause the damage is done
And I forgive you
I forgive you
We were busy living the dream
Never noticed the glass ceiling falling on us
No shame, no blame




'Cause the damage is done
And I forgive you

Overall Meaning

The song "I Forgive You" by Kelly Clarkson is a powerful message of forgiveness and coming to terms with past mistakes in a relationship. The singer addresses both herself and her partner, explaining that she forgives both of them for their past wrongs, and wonders when she will be able to begin feeling again. The lyrics suggest that the reason she is not feeling anything at the moment is due to the fact that she is not home, and the lights may be on but she is not there. However, she promises to return with a new attitude and heart in hand.


The chorus is the most powerful part of the song, as the singer repeats the phrase "I forgive you" over and over again. It is clear that she wants to move past the hurt and pain that were caused in the past, and this is the only way she knows how to do it. The verses give insight into the relationship, explaining that they were just kids who were learning how to live, and that they made mistakes that caused damage. However, there is no blame or shame, as the damage has already been done, and forgiveness is necessary in order to heal.


Overall, the song is a beautiful message of hope, love, and forgiveness. It is an important reminder that even when relationships are difficult and painful, forgiveness is always possible, and sometimes it is necessary in order to move on.


Line by Line Meaning

I forgive you, I forgive me
I am granting forgiveness to both you and myself for any harm we may have caused each other.


Now when do I start to feel again
I am wondering when I will regain the ability to experience emotions following the hurt that has been inflicted upon me.


'Cause the lights are on
Despite the pain I am currently feeling, I am still moving forward through life.


But I'm never home
I am physically present but not fully engaged or happy with my surroundings.


But I'll be back with a brand new attitude
I am seeking to change my mindset in order to move past the hurt and negativity.


'Cause I forgive you
Granting forgiveness to the person who has caused me pain is part of my process of healing and moving on.


We were just a couple of kids
We were young and inexperienced at the time, trying to navigate life as best we could.


Trying to figure out how to live
We were struggling to find our way and adjust to the challenges of life.


Doing it our way
We were making decisions and taking actions based on our own intuition and beliefs.


No shame, no blame
Despite any mistakes we may have made, I am choosing not to dwell on the negativity and instead move forward.


'Cause the damage is done
Recognizing that we cannot change the past and must instead focus on moving forward from it.


And I forgive you
I am choosing to forgive you for any harm you may have caused me.


We were busy living the dream
In the past, we were focused on achieving our goals and life aspirations.


Never noticed the glass ceiling falling on us
Despite our aspirations and perceived success, we were not always aware of the obstacles and limitations that existed in our lives.


For every time that I cried
Reflecting on the past pain and hurt that has been caused by the other person.


Over some stupid thing you did to hurt me
Remembering specific actions taken by the other person that caused me pain and sadness.


That's alright, yeah I forgive you
Ultimately, I am choosing to extend forgiveness to the other person despite the harm caused.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: LAUREN CHRISTY, RODNEY JERKINS, ANDRE LINDAL

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@radaghost1609

Me too.
Im so glad I found this thread. I looked on reddit first and couldnt believe I only found 2 posts with 5 comments. I felt like I was the only one who felt it resonate with me so much personally.
The reddit posts tho were about the binary code running on the screen in post covid return of covid... in the lab around 8 min in... was wondering if anyone had decoded it... sadly it seemed not....
If anyone reads this and can decode binary the code was repeating:
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Hope someone can decode, would love to know what it means or says



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