Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Hit Elton John Pada Dekade 70-an


Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word ditulis oleh Elton John pada pertengahan tahun 70-an. Biasanya, pasangan penulisnya, Bernie Taupin yang menulis lirik terlebih dahulu. Berikutnya ia akan melengkapi melodinya. Tapi pada lagu ini, Elton yang memulai, membuat melodinya, dan Taupin menyelesaikan sisanya. 


Dalam sebuah wawancara, Taupin mengaku dari awal merasa ‘klik’ dengan ide Elton. Katanya: “Sorry seems to be the hardest word' ran through my head, and it fit perfectly with what he was playing. So I said, 'Don't do anything more to that, let me go write something’.” Maka ia pun menuntaskan lagu tersebutdan dalam beberapa menit mereka telah punya lagu baru. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word rilis bersama album Blue Moves pada tahun 1976. Tahun berikutnya lagu ini menjadi soundtrack film Slap Shot.

Beberapa penyanyi membawakan kembali lagu ini. Di antaranya ada Joe Cocker yang memasukkannya dalam album Greatest Hits. Frank Sinatra dan Jimmy Scott membawakan dalam show mereka. Tahun 2002 grup Inggris, Blue, menggandeng Elton John untuk kolaborasi dan menempatkan lagu ini di puncak chart.

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
(Sorry seems to be the hardest word)

What I got to do to make you love me?
What I got to do to make you care?
What do I do when lightning strikes me?
And I wake to find that you're not there?

What I got to do to make you want me?
What I got to do to be heard?
What do I say when it's all over?
Sorry seems to be the hardest word.

It's sad, so sad
It's a sad, sad situation.
And it's getting more and more absurd.
It's sad, so sad
Why can't we talk it over?
Oh it seems to me
That sorry seems to be the hardest word.

What do I do to make you want me?
What I got to do to be heard?
What do I say when it's all over?
Sorry seems to be the hardest word.

It's sad, so sad
It's a sad, sad situation.
And it's getting more and more absurd.
It's sad, so sad
Why can't we talk it over?
Oh it seems to me
That sorry seems to be the hardest word.

Yeh. Sorry

What I got to do to make you love me?
What I got to do to be heard?
What do I do when lightning strikes me?
What have I got to do?
What have I got to do?
When sorry seems to be the hardest word.



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