He wrote you letters,
And I couldn't care,
'Cause I know you didn't,
You know you didn't,
Still he ran those fingers through your hair,
and he kissed you,
When you let him.
Resiliency amazes me.

You wrote me letters
I didn't read.
I know I didn't,
You know I didn't,
Still I caressed you
sang you to sleep.
sometimes I told you you were beautiful.
Resiliency amazes me.

The day I left you,
Got on the bus.
I knew I'd see you,
You knew I'd see you,
Still you cried, and now I know why.
ain't it too bad?
I loved you so much
Brazilian sea amazes me





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  • +2
    General Commentsuch a beautiful song that got me through a bad break up. and i agree, it's definetly "resiliency amazes me."
    evan_nogayon July 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think that they are saying "Resiliency amazes me".
    thuglifeforevson January 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with "resiliency amazes me." I think this song is about two people who love each other but are apart and have been through a lot together. One person is trying to make themselves love someone they are not in love with. The other is trying to not love someone they actually are in love with.

    Then they both realized they loved each other, but it was too late.
    littleheadon February 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Memorythis song is the epitome of bittersweet
    it really just utterly breaks my heart
    tears effortlessly come
    :'(
    blueberryhearton March 01, 2013   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing and is defff helping me get over a recent heartbreak. resiliency is something i'm trying to learn. thank you devotchka! pure beauty.
    dave0823on March 08, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI found this song through the movie I Love You Phillip Morris and it is amazing. The song, I mean. It's so beautiful and just utterly simple.
    madnexsxon June 05, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think the whole song revolves around how once one is not longing after the other (or "resilient"), the other person becomes interested because they can no longer have them.
    zubakelon April 07, 2014   Link

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