"The Letter" as written by Lisa Kainde Diaz, Maya Dagnino, Paula Moore and Naomi Diaz....
You left a letter.
It was meant to be thrown away,
Not read out loud in a smoky bar.
But wait a sec:
We could only smoke outside.
I knew that this would piss you off to know it's dead.
So I went back in to the back of the room.
I read and smoked my cigarette.

Your picture's past
And not so present hung for all to see.
You took me to the prom.
You held my arm.
We even danced a little.
Your picture's past
And not so present hung for all to see.
You were metal.
I was goth.
And still we danced a little.

It's not your birthday; it's your funeral.
What a shame,
'Cause the gang's all here and we're toasting your name.
It's not your birthday; it's your funeral.
What a shame,
'Cause the gang's all here and we're toasting your name.

The 'understatement of the year' award goes to you,
'Cause the last thing that you said to me was:
"Hey, I'll see you later."
You walked me home just like you always did when we were kids,
A perfect end to good old friends.
Yeah, i'll see you later.

It's not your birthday; it's your funeral.
What a shame.
'Cause the gang's all here and we're toasting your name.
It's not your birthday; it's your funeral.
What a goddamn shame.
'Cause the gang's all here and we're toasting your name.


Lyrics submitted by kylethelion, edited by charcoalsketch

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    General Comment"It's not your birthday it's your funeral
    What a shame
    Cause the gang's all here and we're toasting your name
    It's not your birthday it's your funeral
    What a shame
    Cause the gang's all here and we're toasting your name"

    that is my favorite line. I'm obsessed with this song!!
    CoreTaKneeon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's "the waiter said we could only smoke outside"
    CoreTaKneeon May 05, 2007   Link

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