"Writing to Reach You" as written by and Francis Healy....
Every day I wake up and it's Sunday
What evers in my eye won't go away
The radio is playing all the usual
And what's a wonder wall anyway?

Because my inside is outside
My right side's on the left side
Cause I'm writing to reach you now but,
I might never reach you
I only want to teach you, about you,
But that's not you

It's good to know that you are home for Christmas
It's good to know that you are doing well
It's good to know that you're no longer hurting
It's good to know I'm feeling not so well

Because my inside in outside
My right side's on the left side
Cause I'm writing to reach you now but
I might never reach you
I only want to teach you,
About you, but that's not you
To know it's true, but that won't do

Maybe then tomorrow will be Monday
And whatever's in my eye should go away
Still the radio keeps playing all the usual
And what's a wonder wall anyway?

Because my inside in outside
My right side's on the left side
Cause I'm writing to reach you
I might never reach you
I only want to teach you,
About you, but that's not you
And you know it's true, but that won't do
And you know it's you, I'm talking to


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"Writing to Reach You" as written by Francis Healy

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  • +6
    My InterpretationThis is probably the story of my life at the moment. I can feel every single word of the song.
    I'm in love with a girl that I met several months ago. Things between us didn't work, we both made mistakes. But I still can't forget her, and I tried to reach her a few times with no luck. I think Fran was in the same situation when he wrote this tune.

    "Every day I wake up and it's Sunday
    Whatever's in my eye won't go away"

    A lot of people get depressed on Sundays, don't know why. It happens to me too. "Whatever's in my eye"... well, obviously he's crying.

    "The radio is playing all the usual
    And what's a Wonderwall anyway?"

    As we all know, Wonderwall is a love song - and when your heart is broken, you just hate every love song. Maybe Wonderwall reminds him about the girl he lost.

    "Because my inside in outside
    My right side's on the left side"

    This image is amazing. The first line obviously means that he's exposing all his feelings, showing the deepest things in his heart. "My right side's on the left side" - right side of the brain controls emotions, left side controls more logic subjects. I think that's the meaning of the sentence - his emotions are way stronger than his thoughts.

    "'Cause I'm writing to reach you now but,
    I might never reach you
    I only want to teach you, about you,
    But that's not you"

    He tries so hard to get to her, even realising that it might be impossible. I feel exactly the same right now. He also wants to make her realise about all the good things in her. And he admits that maybe all those good things are just in his imagination, but stills wants to share them with the girl.

    "It's good to know that you are home for Christmas
    It's good to know that you are doing well
    It's good to know that you all know I'm hurting
    It's good to know I'm feeling not so well"

    I think Christmas are a time to get in touch with your loved ones. So he's telling her that he's glad she's having a good time. At the same time, he admits how bad he's feeling. Probably the exact opposite to her.

    "Maybe then tomorrow will be Monday
    And whatever's in my eye should go away
    Still the radio keeps playing all the usual
    And what's a Wonderwall anyway?"

    He starts thinking that maybe he could get over the situation. But then he finds out that nothing has changed.

    I really love this song. Travis are an awesome band.
    Manchestahon June 17, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThey literally took the guitar chords from Wonderwall and added their own lyrics on top of it. Great opener for the album.
    madchesteron October 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti absolutely love the guitar in this song.
    missblisson May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite song by Travis. I know I told taht about all the songs by Travis but I think this one is my fav between all the fav!!! Anyway, for those who never heard that song...go listen to it!!!!!
    humpty dumptyon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is one of travis' best songs. the man who is certainly the best album. it smacks of awsomness slideshow is a great track too.
    letters_to_no_oneon September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song because it reminds me of this fellow i know that only shows interest girls that are 2000 leagues under the sea because that's what he's sort of been "brainwashed" to believe. that only girls that are like this, this and this are any good..and when someone comes along that are actually in his league he doesn't even notice, and he dosn't really know any different.. in this case, me.
    "Cause I'm writing to reach you now but
    I might never reach you
    Only want to teach you
    About you
    But that's not you"

    trekkieon October 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti heard this song after a really painful breakup and it totally got to me. i think it's like how time stands still after you break up (like "everyday i wake up and it's sunday") you cry but don't want to admit it (whatevers in my eye won't go away) and just everything you go through with stuff like that
    kerkergurlon March 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of my favorite songs in the universe. when i turn up the music really loud and i hear the guitar part.. its like a natural high

    and whats a wonderwall anyway?
    ps i love youon April 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is one of my favorite and its soooooo meaningfull i love this part:
    It's good to know that you all know I'm hurting
    It's good to know I'm feeling not so well


    but this is gonna be a stupid question but what is a "Wonderwall"?
    Ramones_Rejecton May 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is probably the most brilliant travis song.

    i think wonderwall is a reference to oasis and the beatles at the same time. the oasis reference comes from "But still the radio is playing all the usual, and what's a Wonderwall anyway?" Wonderwall from What's The Story Morning Glory".

    the beatles reference comes from a movie from 1968 that george harrison wrote the score for. the movie was about a guy who had a voyeuristic obsession with a model named Penny Lane. He watches her in the neighboring apartment through a hole in the wall -- hence Wonderwall. It's about an obsession for a woman he cannot have and fits perfectly with the travis song.
    canuck_buddyon June 27, 2003   Link

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