I Was Wrong

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For The song by South Korean boyband 2AM, see I Was Wrong (2AM song).
"I Was Wrong"
Single by Social Distortion
from the album White Light, White Heat, White Trash
Released 1996
Format CD5
Genre Punk rock
Length 3:58
Label Epic
Writer(s) Mike Ness
Social Distortion singles chronology
"Story of My Life"
"I Was Wrong"

"I Was Wrong" is a song by the punk rock band, Social Distortion, originally released as a CD5 by Sony 550 Music in 1996.[1] It then appeared on the studio release, White Light, White Heat, White Trash, followed by Live at the Roxy. The 2007 re-recording of this song is a playable track on Rock Band 2.

The song is said to be a "sing-along act of contrition".[2] It expresses the pain the singer feels at the negative, rebellious attitude he took toward the world when he was young, from his losing battle against society to the pains of love, and finishes with the chorus:

I was wrong
Self destruction's got me again
I was wrong
I realize now that I was wrong.

Chart positions[edit]

All chart positions from Billboard magazine (United States).[3]

Chart (1996) Peak
Modern Rock Tracks 4
Mainstream Rock Tracks 12
Hot 100 Airplay 54


  1. ^ "Discography" SocialDistortion.com. Retrieved on February 25, 2007.
  2. ^ "Rolling Stone: Social Distortion: White Light White Heat White Trash Music Review". RollingStone.com. February 2, 1998. Retrieved on February 25, 2007.
  3. ^ "Social Distortion: Singles". Billboard.com. Retrieved on February 25, 2007.

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