"letter read" as written by and Rachael Amanda Yamagata....
My love, my love, my love
How could you do this to me
My love, my love, my love
You were supposed to be
And I shouldn't have to tell you to explain yourself

My love, my love, my love
How could you do this to me
My love, my love, my love
You're not enough for me
And I shouldn't have to tell you to explain yourself

All I have is your letter read
And I cannot get it out of my head

And I'm afraid, and I can't breathe
And I'm in love with you
But you are not with me
And I have put so much into a life
I made too much about you now to lie

My love, my love, my love
How could you do this to me
My love, my love, my love
You're not enough for me
And I shouldn't have to tell you to explain yourself

But all I have is your letter read
And I cannot get it out of my head

All I have you letter read
And I cannot get it out of my head

And I'm afraid, and I can't breathe
And I'm in love with you
But you are not with me
And I have put so much into a life
I made too much about you now to lie

Time passes by
While I wait for your call
Time passes by
I hear nothing at all

And I'm afraid, and I can't breathe
And I'm in love with you
But you are not with me
And I have put so much into a life
I made too much about you now to lie

I'm afraid, and I can't breathe
And I'm in love with you
But you are not with me
And I have put so much into a life
I made too much about you now to lie

I'm afraid, and I can't breathe
And I'm in love with you
But you are not with me


Lyrics submitted by kamanaka

"Letter Read" as written by Rachael Amanda Yamagata

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  • +1
    General CommentI think her voice is very Fiona-esque throughout the song.
    Eamonon October 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think her voice is very P.J. Harvey-esque in this song
    gretchenchuppon December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. does anyone else think that when she sings the lines "but all i have is your letter read..." she sounds like fiona apple in her "criminal" song? or is it just me?
    kamanakaon June 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is pretty much about not moving on, being stuck on someone although they've left.
    moodynymph216on September 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor me, this song is about being left by someone you can't help but love, and despite the fact they've left you, you can't get over it.

    This song is very personal to me, i play it constantly hen i'm having those 'i miss you' days.
    emma_strangeon May 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the progression of this song. the song starts off angry and resentful to resigned and peaceful at the end.

    It's a beautiful song about the progress of emotions that one goes through upon finding out that the person you love doesn't love you back. First you are resentful of this person ("you're not good enough for me"), then you are disheartened by this realization ("And I'm afraid, and I can't breathe, and i'm in love with you but you are not with me"). And now you have to find a way to pick yourself back up after putting so much hope into this person ("i have put so much into a life i made too much about you to lie").

    The lyrics alone can't completely express the meaning of this song. Rachael's emotions are presented in the way she sings this song and the way the melody progresses from dark and angry at the beginning to calm and peaceful at the end.
    mojitomojitoon November 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI take "letter read" a play on sounds of the words to really mean "letter red" as in the scarlet letter...to say that her lover cheated on her and she's sill thinking about why and wants an explanation
    mindraceron March 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the lines

    "And I have put so much into a life
    I made too much about you now to lie"

    The first thing you want to do when you break up with someone or find someone else doesn't like you as much as you liked them is to deny your past feelings for them. However, this relationship and this person affected her so much that she can't even attempt to do this. It shows such honest vulnerability - it's beautiful.
    amb7son January 23, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentShe may as well be Fiona Apple.
    iheartedwardcullenon January 07, 2008   Link

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