Katie you're a brave girl, and I know its only just started.
I'm gonna be there at 6, with some flowers on sticks
That were clipped just to make the weak strong.
And Katie, its a strange world when girls can get so broken hearted
If it were me and the universe, I'd get the worst of this gone.

Katie, Katie I'm sorry that in your condition
The sunshine's been missing but Katie,
Don't believe that it isn't there.
Oh and Katie, Katie be happy
This world can be ugly, but isn't it beautiful?
We're not really here, and we're really not there
We're really not there.

Katie you're a brave girl and courage is something I'll need now.
'Cause its been a hell of a day I've spent fading away
We all fade sometimes, I believe
And Katie its a strange world as I watch the tables get turned around
And you've got the strength that I've lost in a thought that would carry me.

And Katie, Katie I'm sorry that in your condition
The sunshine's been missing but Katie,
Don't believe that it isn't there.
Oh and Katie, Katie be happy
This world can be ugly, but isn't it beautiful?
We're not really here, and i'm really not there

Whoa
Whoa

And it's not the end of the world,
It's not the end of the world,
It's not the end of the world,
'Cause the cops wouldn't break up this party.

And Katie, Katie I'm sorry that in your condition
The sunshine's been missing but Katie,
Don't believe that it isn't there.
Oh and Katie, Katie be happy
This world can be ugly, but isn't it beautiful?
We're not really here, and we're really not there.

Oh Katie, Katie I'm sorry that in my condition
Your sunshine's been missing but Katie,
Don't believe that it isn't there
Oh Katie, Katie be happy
This world can be ugly but isn't it beautiful?
We're not really here, and we're really not there
We're really not there,
We're really not there.

Katie, you're a brave girl,
And I know its only just started.


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  • +1
    General CommentI wish I had a cool brother like Andrew to write me songs.
    popbaby1on July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit was said in an interview he did with I think MTV.com. I'm sure it'll be a song he'll play between projects. I just like the fact he's got a sister named Katie. It's not everyday one of my favorite artists writes a song for his sister who shares my name. :) his sister Katie is now a household name, thanks to Andrew's immortialization of her in these lyrics. An amazing man, an amazing song, an amazing story.... The lyrical prowess this man posesses is infinate, and this song is just another example.

    Thank the Lord for Andrew McMahon.
    missleeniemakon July 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut isnt this a SoCo Song?
    popbaby1on July 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinately not a SoCo song; it was written for Andrews sister after she was a positive donor for his bone marrow transplant as sort of a thank you
    tykunde7on July 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is a soco song though; i heard its part of the new soco material he's been writing
    socoloveon July 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentquestion: has anyone heard this song? if so, where? is it online somewhere?...i want to listen to it.

    thanks
    kroggythefroggyon August 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont know andrew continues to do it but every song he writes impresses me. this one is beautiful
    socojackjohnsonon August 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you want to hear this song you can watch him play it live here: youtube.com/…
    humantreeon August 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrutal song

    but as always beautiful
    otoman14on August 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs Ototman14 said, it's brutal but beautiful. I heard this song last night at the show and...man. It's breathtaking. The way he sings it and the meaning pouring out of the music is enough to make a person shed a tear. hah.
    xsweetcatastrophex3on September 09, 2006   Link

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