It would seem that Sorry is the hardest word to say and hear. It was rare that Sir Elton John took the lead on writing his lyrics. “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word” was an exception. Long-time collaborator and co-writer Bernie Taupin reminisced that the lyrics captured, “That whole idealistic feeling people get when they want to save something from dying, when they basically know deep down inside that it’s already dead. It’s that heartbreaking, sickening part of love that you wouldn’t wish on anyone if you didn’t know that it’s inevitable, that they’re going to experience it one day.” The 1976 blockbuster hit was certified gold on January 25, 1977.
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