I first heard this song a long time after it came out.
I do not know anything about entertainment in the 90s. We did not have cable for most of that time, and I was busy with Miles and work so I never heard much of the music of the 90s and I never saw all those show people watch like Friends and Seinfeld. I missed “All Apologies” too. I remember when I first heard it. I borrowed the CD and I sat up late at night for an hour listening to it over and over again.
I’m a habitual apologizer. I apologize for offenses I’ve committed years before, real and imagined and amplified by years of thinking about it and never saying the right words. I’m not religious but my understanding of prayer is that you sit and say your sorry in your head while thinking of all the bad things you did or think you did in the past and hope that in saying them that you can reach some absolution. The path to peace is through grace. The quality of mercy is not strained.