No Apologies
Lyrics Alanis Morissette

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Whenever we talk about sun all I see is the rain
It's like looking for tears in a ocean
I'm hearing your words like the wind
They blow straight through my heart
Will you ever give in to emotion

And we hurt the ones that we love the most
Why we do only heaven knows
And I don't know why I'm still holding on, holding on

I reach in my heart to see
If your love is alive in me
But now I feel alone
My feelings turn to stone
My heart makes no apologies

When an apology's made it isn't always enough
To erase all the past in a moment
Whenever I need you the most
You always leave me behind
With a word from your lips I'm alone

You've been blind not to realize
All the love that I hold inside
So tell me why do I keep holding on, holding on

I reach in my heart to see
If your love is alive in me
But now I feel alone
My feelings turn to stone
My heart makes no apologies

What I need is your sympathy
Like a light flowing into me
But I will never give up holding on, holding on

I reach in my heart to see
If your love is alive in me
But now I feel alone
My feelings turn to stone
My heart makes no apologies

My heart makes no apologies, no no
My feelings turn to stone
I make no apologies

Song facts

"No Apologies" is a pop-ballad song co-written by Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe and Serge Côté, and produced by Howe for Morissette's second album Now Is the Time (1992). Its protagonist says her feelings for someone have "turn[ed] to stone", but that "[her] heart makes no apologies". It was released as the album's second single in 1993 and was Morissette's first ballad to be released as a single. It received radio and video play but was not given a commercial release, and it did not cause sales of Now Is the Time to significantly increase. Leslie Howe engineered and mixed the song, and a promotional single for it includes the album version and a radio edit. It did reach number 14 on the Canadian pop chart.

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