"Reply" as written by and Aaron/mushok Lewis....
I have seen
Too many sad eyes look at me
The eyes that set me free,
All the places that I've been.

So thank you for the letters that
You thought you wrote in vain
And for the times you chose
To stand out in the rain
And wait for me
For me

Your words, your words help me to see
A little honesty, in a world that doesn't share.
And your eyes tell the story of your pain
Severity of your disdain, in a world that doesn't care.

You, you understand my pain,
From this I gather strength
In that we are the same.

So thank you for the letters that
You thought you wrote in vain
And for the times you chose
To stand out in the rain
And wait for me
For me.
The life I live would never be the same without you here

Lyrics submitted by ab0ve

"Reply" as written by John April Aaron Lewis

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    General CommentI think that Aaron wrote this, to us, his true fans, to let us know that he appreciates everything we do...The letters we write, the honesty, and the strength we have, and from that, it makes it just a touch easier for him, because he knows "we're all the same.", as he says.
    No, thank you Aaron, for everything you've done for us, for all you've given us. We love you.
    MaggieMichelleon August 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI recently saw Staind live and before they played 'Reply', Aaron told the crowd that it was written because many people write to him and he's not able to write back to most of them. He wrote this song to acknowledge those fans and to know that he appreciates the letters they send him and the dedication they show.
    serj_loveron March 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely about the fans. Talking about them waiting out in the rain for the concerts and such and waiting for him. Great song.
    SR65on August 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, a song competely dedicated to us! Awesome way to thank the fans, Aaron! The ominous mood of this song adds to the honest feeling in his voice. Masterpiece.

    No problem, man.
    kindoon August 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing. This song made me cry. I wish I could thank Aaron in such a beautiful way.
    foreveron August 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. Makes me cry almost every time I hear it.. of course most Staind songs make me cry every time I hear them :| Two small corrections to the posted lyrics, however..

    Your words
    Your words help me to see
    A little honesty
    In a world that doesn't share
    And your eyes
    Tell the story of your pain
    SEVERITY of your disdain
    In a world that doesn't care

    and in the chorus..

    So thank you for
    The letters that you thought you wrote in vain
    and for
    The times you chose to stand out in the rain
    And wait
    CyberneticSkankon September 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI rate Aaron should have used 'sodality' or 'temerity' instead of 'severity'. They have more impact.

    Awesome song though. One of his best.
    Bryn2587on February 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo problem.
    shannobnon July 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is a song that Aaron wrote for his wife and daughters. He's thanking them for always being there no matter how difficult he's made it for them.
    pmac52188on April 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentClearly about and to Staind fans (yeah, to us :) ). It's sooo beautiful and the way he sings sends shivers down my spine.
    MuminPLon August 05, 2007   Link

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