Elton John - Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word Lyrics

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What have I got to do to make you love me
What have 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 have I got to do to make you want me,
What have I got to do to be heard,
What do I say when it's all over?
And sorry seems to be the hardest word

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

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

What have I do to make you love me, oh
What have 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
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Your Starter For
  • 2 Tonight
  • 3 One Horse Town
  • 4 Chameleon
  • 5 Boogie Pilgrim
  • 6 Cage the Songbird
  • 7 Crazy Water
  • 8 Shoulder Holster
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  • 2 Out of the Blue
  • 3 Between 17 and 20
  • 4 The Wide-Eyed and Laughing
  • 5 Someone's Final Song
  • 6 Where's the Shoorah?
  • 7 If There's a God in Heaven (What's He Waiting For?)
  • 8 Idol
  • 9 Theme From a Non-Existent TV Series
  • 10 Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance!)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
    album: Track in album Blue Moves
    release date: 1976-10-22
    popularity : 253 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Funk / Soul
    styles: Pop Rock/Soul/Disco/Soft Rock/Rhythm & Blues/Psychedelic Rock/Gospel/Ballad
    length: 3:48
    producer: Gus Dudgeon and John Stewart
    conductor: James Newton Howard
    piano: Elton John
    lead vocals: Elton John
    engineer: Mark Howlett and Gus Dudgeon
    accordion: Carl Fortina
    vibraphone: Ray Cooper
    bass guitar: Kenny Passarelli
    electric piano: James Newton Howard
    strings arranger & accordion arranger: James Newton Howard
    composer: Elton John
    lyricist: Bernie Taupin
    Album Information
    label: The Rocket Record Company
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin