Avery Lynch's 'i'm sorry if i hurt u sometimes' Is an Apologetic Breakup Anthem for Letting Go

Even when you know it was the right thing to do, breakups can be a painful experience for both parties.

Singer-songwriter Avery Lynch knows this well. Her tender new single, "i'm sorry if i hurt u sometimes," is both an apology for hurting someone by letting them go, and an acknowledgment that the relationship wasn't meant to last forever. It's stirring and sincere, while also being completely honest about the reasons we can't always make things work. From the first listen, we knew we had to learn more, and we got the chance to ask Avery all about its lyrics and the true story behind the song in this interview.

Sweety High: What is the story behind "i'm sorry if i hurt u sometimes"? What inspired you to write it?

Avery Lynch: "i'm sorry if i hurt u sometimes" is about a relationship I was in throughout high school and into college. As the relationship was ending I felt so bad about taking away the future he planned with me because that was also the future he planned for himself and I ruined that. At the end of the relationship, I felt irritated by him all the time, and I touch on that in the first verse of the song because that was the first thing that made me realize I needed to end it. But I don't know if I hurt him in the process of figuring that out. I might've, and I'm sorry if I did. That's essentially what the song is—an apology for all of the potential hurt I may have caused. I don't really know what inspired it initially. I have a song called "Out Of Love With You" that's about it, too, and this is another side of that same story.

 

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SH: What does the song mean to you, and what do you hope it will mean to your listeners?

AL: The song means that sometimes people in these situations hurt each other when they don't mean to, and sometimes it's not even the people, it's the situation. The people are just the ones that are easier to blame. But it's important to acknowledge that what you did may have hurt that person at the time, even though looking back it's the best thing that could've happened to both of you. I hope this song can help people who've experienced or are experiencing a similar thing.

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SH: What's your favorite lyric from the song? Why?

AL: My favorite lyric from the song is "Crossed the line before the bridge and now it's burning slow." I love this one because it makes absolutely no sense while also making perfect sense. What I meant by it is in regards to the saying, "We'll cross that bridge when we get there." But in my lyric, I say that I crossed the finish line before we even got to the bridge and now that bridge is burning because I'm slowly letting go and I won't have that person anymore. It's so sad I love it.

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