"The Letter" as written by Oliver Nikolas Schmid, Christopher Schmid, Johnny Lee Andrews and Roberto Vitacca....
All the night her dream
passes by my bed
undeniable, and all she said
she wrote the letter

hard to find love
since you arrived here
harder to find the love
then pull your body near

She wrote the letter
down

She wrote the letter
down

I know I know I know
you felt a change in my heart
I know I know I know
the planets ripped you apart
I know I know I know
all the sins they knew no better
I know I know I know

all that I've lost
is bound to pass
dying to know
too afraid to ask
she wrote the letter

Hard to find love
when your a walking blind in here
go wash your heart in the river
till the water runs clear

she wrote the letter
down

she wrote the letter
down

she wrote the letter
down

I know I know I know
you felt a change in my heart
I know I know I know
the planets ripped you apart
I know I know I know
when the sins all know no better
I know I know I know

Love, I just want to say it right

Love, I just want to say it right

Goodbye

Goodbye

Goodbye


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    General CommentAH! How can more people not have commented on this song, I absolutley love it!

    Anyway I'm not exactly sure what the EXACT meaning of this song is, I have a few ideas though, I'm not exactly in the moos to write them all down though so I'll just sat a few.

    The song is obviously about a relationship...

    Paragraph 1 may mean that the girl is either dreaming about the boy.... Or they are 'sleeping' together.

    Paragraph 2 may mean, he's with the girl as a friends with benefits situation, but he wants more of a relationship & she doesn't, but he can't bring himself to be with another girl because he wants her so.... Explains how she makes it hard for him to find love...........

    I'm crazy curious what the letters about though!!!!
    Ali1WhenItSizzleson May 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't know, I kind of feel like it's one of those situations where someone he used to have feelings for comes back into his life and she wants to be in a relationship with him again, but he knows that they're not right for each other, so it makes finding love harder with her around. The part where he says "I know, I know, I know" kind of makes me think that he's tired of hearing her excuses, which she may have written down in a letter. The part where he's talking about all that he's lost, he might mean that he is not going to be in a relationship with this girl again and watch her leave, but he's curious to know anyway. And when he talks about her walking blind in "here", it could possibly mean that he thinks that they're blinded by love. Then the part where he talks about washing her heart in the river, he might mean that he wants her to forget about whatever feelings they used to have for each other so that they can start anew. At the end of the song, he's just saying that he needs to say goodbye to her, but he wants to say it right.

    Well, I'm not sure if any of that is right, obviously, but that's just what I think.
    jenni adrenochrome.on July 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Andrews, the whole album is one of breaking up (which puts the lot of the songs into context and put them in new light). This song, though, might not be all that you try/want to read into it. His lyrics are always pretty much straight forward, even though there is none the like in eloquency and style. I believe that this song is just a breaking up-tune, due to some sin in the past that haunt the two and prevent them from going on together. There's my two pennies
    UncleJoeon August 16, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI always think of this song in the context of ''A Song of Ice and Fire'' (spoilers up to 4th book here:). I think of Jaime and Cersei's relationship (which is incestuous). He is the one who loves her for real, while she just loves the part of herself she sees in him (they are twins). So he loves her so much, but she uses him, in truth. He gets captured at some point, and we can see the siblings are in agony about each other, and want to be re-united as soon as possible. When he has the chance to come back to her ("hard to find love since you arrived here") he is different ("I know I know I know you felt a change in my heart") and he does not serve her purposes anymore, so she finds excuses to drive him away ("I know I know I know the planets ripped you apart"). Jaime is becoming a better man, and starts to realise who his sister is ("all that I've lost is bound to pass / dying to know too afraid to ask"). While he still thinks about her (All the night her dream passes by my bed undeniable, and all she said.), and still dreams about her, he can't forget the way she treats him. Then Cersei gets into a difficult situation and sends him a letter, saying she loves him. So the whole song is kind of a contrast: The guy who loved her so much is slowly realising that she didn't love him, while she either realised she did love him too late or was attemptimg to use him once again. So the guy thinks of "all she said" that hurt him, but also about the letter that says the opposite. In the end he decides to leave her, because it was all too much for him.

    Summary: A guy loves a girl very much. She treats him very bad and makes excuses:
    I know I know I know
    you felt a change in my heart
    I know I know I know
    the planets ripped you apart
    And he is heartbroken while he slowly realises what she is doing to him:
    Hard to find love
    when your a walking blind in here
    go wash your heart in the river
    till the water runs clear
    She either regrets or tries to use him again and writes a letter, but he's had enough and says goodbye anyway.

    I know I might be completeley wrong, but in association with those two I mentioned above, it makes perfect sense to me.
    bilikion January 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe age of the writer is crucial in this song. My guess is typical "twenty-something" naive love. The context, or voice, or rather, vibe of the song is of the voice of someone confused, perhaps even fearful of the duel unknown of either 1) staying in the relationship or 2) breaking up.

    Breaking up is very painful. When one breaks up with one person, one's becoming enemies with one they've been their most vulnerable too. This applies to both parties in the relationship.

    This song's nothing more than one person's attempt at trying to reconcile their feelings while entering the oblivion of a relationship no more.

    The final lyrics is nothing more than the person admitting defeat meaning that he realizes the relationship's futile.

    'The Letter" is nothing more than a metaphor for the voice thinking his loving counterpart wants out.

    The song is the musing of this unreconcilable confusion.
    mydreamqueston January 14, 2013   Link

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