This morning I received air mail letter 3 from my connection overseas.
I pulled the paper back,
you begin your attack and it means:

Of all the places I laid down my head,
I think of two I regret
Love isn’t easy my baby you’re sayin today

But tell Mr. shoemaker I’ll be away
On a rocket or a comet or the dock of the bay
On a continental steam ship sailin away
On a one way ticket on a 1st class airplane
I wanna know what you’re thinkin about
Don’t just let me go...

Four hundred days have passed since I’ve heard from you last
I’m getting worried, I admit
Maybe it’s nothing much
There’s nicer shores in sight
Oh I just don’t know

Of all the places I laid down my head I think of two I regret
Love isn’t easy my baby we’d tell you today
But tell Mr. shoemaker I’ll be away
On a rocket or a comet or the dock of the bay
On a continental steam ship sailin away
On a one way ticket on a 1st class airplane
I wanna know what you’re thinkin about
Don’t just let me go...

I’m sayin so long
I want my baby back
I know it’s hard to see
Why she’s in love with me
I’m sayin so long
I want my baby back
I know it’s hard to see
Why she’s in love with me
So long to the headstrong
I wasn’t qualified to lead that city life
That’s all I have to say



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  • +2
    My Interpretationmaybe this is about a guy who misses his lover. And i'm thinking he's stubborn (headstrong) ?
    idk

    anyway, it's a good song.
    KTbaby659on September 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry about the apostrophe problems
    aMaratDavidon February 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure the line "There's nicer shores in sight" is correct. I don't what it is supposed to be but I think it ends with something like "stride".
    casiopt10on October 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy belief is that KTbaby is correct. I think that that headstrong nature comes from him leaving his home to go work in the city, to provide for his love. He initially wouldn't return home because of the immense regret he would have felt for having failed to make something of himself in the city. Even the name of his boss, Mr Shoemaker, is allegorical of a shitty life, and he seems to regret taking it up. So now he's saying goodbye to that city life he was never cut out for in the firstplace, finally admitting that the small town with the love of his life is where he really belongs. He also seems to be worried that she's forgotten him, that he's been gone too long, and that seems to be the straw that breaks the back, so to speak, convincing him to return from whence he came, and all that jazz. Thats my humble and hastily thrown together interpretation, I hope you enjoyed it :D
    x2L84MEon November 11, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI think the line, "you begin your attack and it means:" is actually, "you begin your attack, and it reads:", which makes more sense in reference to the letter.

    Also, I think the line, "There's nicer shores in sight," above is actually, "business and chores and such". It makes more sense, in terms of the things that might be holding up the other party (400 days have passed, since I heard from you last...).

    I could be wrong, but those lines seem to make a lot more sense than the ones posted, and I listen on my headphones a lot :)
    mattsmallwoodon December 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthe above lyrics are right for the most part, however, i've made a few corrections.

    This morning I received
    Air mail letter three
    From my connection overseas
    I pulled the paper back,
    You begin your attack and it reads:

    Of all the places I laid down my head
    I think of two I regret
    Love isn't easy, my baby, you're saying today

    But tell Mr. Shoemaker I'll be away
    On a rocket or a comet or the dock at the bay
    On a continental steamship, sailing away
    On a one way ticket on a first class airplane
    I wanna know what you're thinking about
    Don't just let me go, woah

    Four hundred days have passed
    Since I heard from you last
    I'm getting worried, I admit
    Maybe it's nothing much
    There's nicer shores in sight
    Oh I just don't know

    Of all the places I laid down my head
    I think of two I regret
    Love isn't easy, my baby, we'd say it today

    But tell Mr. Shoemaker I'll be away
    On a rocket or a comet or the dock at the bay
    On a continental steamship, sailing away
    On a one way ticket on a first class airplane
    I wanna know what you're thinking about
    Don't just let me go, woah

    I'm saying "so long,
    "I want my baby back"
    I know it's hard to see
    Why she's in love with me, yeah

    I'm saying "so long,
    "I want my baby back"
    I know it's hard to see
    Why she's in love with me, yeah

    So long to the headstrong
    I wasn't qualified
    To live that city life
    That's all I have to say
    itismaddieon July 15, 2011   Link

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