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Sorry
Song

Sorry

Justin Bieber
Album:
Purpose

 Song Meaning and Background of Sorry by Justin Bieber


"Sorry" is a request for a second chance to make amends to a lover, with Bieber pleading for forgiveness. Since then, Bieber has claimed that Selena Gomez was the lover.


Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels, along with producer Michael Tucker working under the name BloodPop, came up with the song "Sorry" at the recording studio.


Tranter and Michaels contributed to the song's lyrics, and Tucker was in charge of writing the music. Michaels and Tranter, who had already collaborated on a few tracks and had established themselves as songwriting partners, were requested to join Tucker in a session. While Michaels was in a voice booth with Tranter and the word "sorry" "popped out" of her head, she recounted, Tucker wrote the song's tune with Bieber in mind.


They then wrote the song's lyrics, which were influenced by a personal experience Michaels had, delivered the demo to Justin Bieber's team, who loved it and "changed a couple things to make it feel more like him."


The song topped the charts of thirteen countries.


Lyrics of Sorry by Justin Bieber


You gotta go and get angry at all of my honesty

You know I try, but I don't do too well with apologies

I hope I don't run out of time, could someone call a referee?

'Cause I just need one more shot at forgiveness

I know you know that I made those mistakes maybe once or twice

And by once or twice, I mean maybe a couple of hundred times

So let me, oh, let me redeem, oh, redeem, oh, myself tonight

'Cause I just need one more shot at second chances

 

Yeah, is it too late now to say sorry?

'Cause I'm missing more than just your body

Oh, is it too late now to say sorry?

Yeah, I know that I let you down

Is it too late to say I'm sorry now?

 

I'm sorry, yeah

Sorry, yeah

Sorry

Yeah, I know that I let you down

Is it too late to say I'm sorry now?

 

I'll take every single piece of the blame if you want me to

But you know that there is no innocent one in this game for two

I'll go, I'll go and then you go, you go out and spill the truth

Can we both say the words and forget this?

 

Yeah, is it too late now to say sorry?

'Cause I'm missing more than just your body

Oh, is it too late now to say sorry?

Yeah, I know that I let you down

Is it too late to say I'm sorry now?

I'm not just tryna get you back on me (Oh, no, no)

'Cause I'm missing more than just your body (Your body)

Oh, is it too late now to say sorry?

Yeah, I know that I let you down

Is it too late to say I'm sorry now?

 

I'm sorry, yeah

Sorry, oh

Sorry

Yeah, I know that I let you down

Is it too late to say I'm sorry now?

I'm sorry, yeah

Sorry, oh

Sorry

Yeah, I know that I let you down

Is it too late to say I'm sorry now?

Release Date

2015

Songwriter/s

Justin Bieber, Michael Tucker, Sonny Moore, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels

Producer/s

BloodPop, Skrillex

Label/s

Def Jam

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