You're Not Sorry

Promotional Single | Fearless (2008) | Fearless (Taylor's Version) [2021]

“You’re Not Sorry” is a power ballad on Taylor’s second studio album, “Fearless” (2008) that was inspired by an ex-boyfriend of Taylor’s who was revealed to be the opposite of what he appeared to be. The re-recording of the song, “You’re Not Sorry (Taylor’s Version)”, was released on April 9, 2021 on the album “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).”

The song was solely written by Taylor and produced by Nathan Chapman with her aid. She wrote “You’re Not Sorry” in an emotional state, which she described as “the breaking point”. Taylor realized that her wayward boyfriend was not sincere in his apologies and was a first-class liar. She explained that this tune is an “angry, ‘you know what, you’re not sorry for anything you did’ song. Someone can apologize and you know it’s not sincere.”:

“It is about this guy who turned out to not be who I thought he was. He came across as Prince Charming. Well, it turned out prince charming had a lot of secrets that he didn’t tell me about. And one by one, I would figure them out. I would find out who he really was. I wrote this when I was at the breaking point of, ‘You know what? Don’t even think that you can keep on hurting me.’ It was to a point where I had to walk away.” — Taylor Swift

“You’re Not Sorry” was released on October 28, 2008, by Big Machine Records as a promotional single from “Fearless”. A remix version for the television episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” that Taylor made an appearance in was later released. In the United States the song peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
All this time I was wasting,
Hoping you would come around
I’ve been giving out chances every time
And all you do is let me down

And it’s taking me this long
Baby but I figured you out
And you’re thinking we’ll be fine again,
But not this time around

[Chorus]
You don’t have to call anymore
I won’t pick up the phone
This is the last straw
Don’t wanna hurt anymore
And you can tell me that you’re sorry
But I don’t believe you baby
Like I did before
You’re not sorry, no no oh

[Verse 2]
Looking so innocent,
I might believe you if I didn’t know
Could’ve loved you all my life
If you hadn’t left me waiting in the cold

And you got your share of secrets
And I’m tired of being last to know
And now you’re asking me to listen
Cause it’s worked each time before

[Chorus]
But you don’t have to call anymore
I won’t pick up the phone
This is the last straw
Don’t wanna hurt anymore
And you can tell me that you’re sorry
But I don’t believe you baby
Like I did before
You’re not sorry, no no, oh
You’re not sorry no no oh

[Bridge]
You had me crawling for you honey
And it never would’ve gone away, no
You used to shine so bright
But I watched all of it fade

[Final Chorus]
So you don’t have to call anymore
I won’t pick up the phone
This is the last straw
There’s nothing left to beg for
And you can tell me that you’re sorry
But I don’t believe you baby
Like I did before
You’re not sorry, no no oh
You’re not sorry, no no oh

General Information
AlbumsFearless
Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
ReleasedOctober 28, 2008
Re-ReleasedApril 9, 2021
GenreCountry Pop
Length4:21
LabelBig Machine Records
Republic Records
SongwriterTaylor Swift
ProducersNathan Chapman
Taylor Swift
Single Certification
Hidden Message
She can have you
Official Single Covers
Official Audio
Official CSI Remix