I have a strong personal tie to this song. I went through a tough period with my family, where they didn’t accept who I was and wanted me to change into someone they thought I should be. Not Ready To Make Nice was released that year and truly hit home. I felt like someone was trying to tell me that it was okay to be who I was and that I was a good and deserving person. During this time I constantly questioned my value and self worth. This song helped me identify who I was and solidified my decision of where and who I was going to be in the future. One of my favorite lines in the song is, “Forgive, sounds good. Forget, I'm not sure I could.” Those lines gave me closure and I still repeat them during rough times today. In my opinion, those lines meant to me that I am not bitter for not being able to forget harsh things; I’m just human.
Express Yourself - Madonna»