"Hard to Say I'm Sorry" is a song written by bassist Peter Cetera, who also sang lead on the track, and producer David Foster, for the group Chicago. It was released on May 16, 1982, as the lead single from the album Chicago 16. The song reached No. 1 for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 11 of that year.


It was the group's second No. 1 single. It was their first top 50 hit since "No Tell Lover" in 1978 and it spent twelve weeks in the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart."Hard to Say I'm Sorry" is a song written by bassist Peter Cetera, who also sang lead on the track, and producer David Foster, for the group Chicago. It was released on May 16, 1982, as the lead single from the album Chicago 16. The song reached No. 1 for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 11 of that year. It was the group's second No. 1 single. It was their first top 50 hit since "No Tell Lover" in 1978 and it spent twelve weeks in the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.





Lyrics


"Everybody needs a little time away."

I heard her say,

"From each other."

"Even lovers need a holiday.

Far away, from each other"


Hold me now

It's hard for me to say I'm sorry

I just want you to stay

After all that we've been through

I will make it up to you

I promise to

And after all that's been said and done

You're just the part of me I can't let go (Ooo ooo)


Couldn't stand to be kept away

Just for the day

From your body

Wouldn't wanna be swept away

Far away, from the one that I love


Hold me now

It's hard for me to say I'm sorry

I just want you to know


Hold me now

I really want to tell you I'm sorry

I could never let you go

After all that we've been through

I will make it up to you

I promise to

And after all that's been said and done

You're just the part of me I can't let go


After all that we've been through

I will make it up to you

I promise to


You're gonna be the lucky one


When we get there gonna jump in the air

No one will see us 'cause there's nobody there

After all, you know we really don't care

Hold on, I'm gonna take you there