Never Be Sorry

Album: Old Dominion (2019)
  • Sometimes a breakup can happen at the right time, leaving you sad but grateful for the experience. Written by Old Dominion's Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi and Trevor Rosen with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, "Never Be Sorry" is a happy spin on love gone wrong.

    Sometimes two people end up victims of love
    It don't work out like you planned it
    Just 'cause we couldn't get the stars to line up
    Don't mean we leave empty-handed

    "Ending a relationship can be hard and frustrating, but this song reminds you not to forget you loved that person - and you shouldn't be apologetic for that," Old Dominion explained on Twitter. "Forever slips away sometimes, but never be sorry for falling in love."
  • Lead singer Matthew Ramsey explained that the upbeat, bouncy song is about being truly grateful for the time spent together. Even though there's heartache at the end, that doesn't mean the relationship wasn't worth it.

    "'Never Be Sorry' is about that unfortunate realization when sometimes you're in a relationship that just wasn't what you thought it was and also wasn't what it used to be," he said.

    "It can be hard, sad, and frustrating, but [it's] also important to remember that you loved that person and shouldn't be apologetic for loving them," Ramsey added. "Maybe it didn't work out, but like the song says, you cannot be sorry for falling in love with that person. Remembering those details, and the good parts that made the relationship unique and special, is what keeps it alive in some way, forever in your heart."


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