I woke up from this dream to find that I was sleeping
So I went back to sleep and I dreamed I was awake.
I locked myself inside but you were on the outside
I stood outside and watched but I couldn't let you in.

Maybe you could see inside yourself.

Wrote a letter to myself, but I couldn't bare to send it.
So I tore it up and wrote a letter to a friend.

If only you could know that growing up means letting go
Maybe then you'd grow up by yourself.

I'm growing up again...
I'm learning to accept that all good things must come to an end.
I'm growing up again...
I'm trying to understand what it's like
To let go of a friend.


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    General Commentthis si agreat song but i think a line is missing in between "I stood outside and watched but I couldn't let you in." and "Maybe you could see inside yourself." i don't exactly know what it is but i know that theres another line


    drunknpunknmonkeon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti found it....it is "if only you could see the you that is a part of me"
    drunknpunknmonkeon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat song.. really emotional
    HasuRooon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song seems to be about realizing that things between two people just aren't working out. even though he's very hurt by their situation, he understands that it has to end before they both get too deep. i think there's a warrant reference in there ["so i tore it up and wrote a letter to a friend" - 'letter to a friend' is a warrant song, i think] anyway, its another short song by the ataris that sums up much feeling.

    FAVORITE PART: i woke up from this dream to find that i was sleeping, so i went back to sleep and i dreamed i was awake.."
    starlightfadingon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentonly 4 comments what is wrong with u ppl?! anyways rad song not as gd as summer wind tho hehe
    chessie87on April 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentgood song
    blue skieson April 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think this could be either between two friends or in a relationship. but either way, everyoen seems to share what i see it as, as well. Realizing that thigns have changed, things arent the same and the need to mvoe on, even tho you dont want to.
    AtarisGeekon July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentone of two favorite songs by the ataris. ever since i screwed up this summer i wish this song didn't apply to me, because it does all to well. i wish all good things didn't come to an end and it's been so hard letting go of you. im still not there. i don't think i wanna go there either. not a day goes by when i don't regret screwing it all up. keep that in mind when you walk pass me in the hall and pretend you don't know im there. please...xoxo joy
    ioublueskies7904on November 12, 2004   Link

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