Katie you're a brave girl,
and I know it's 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, it's 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 it's 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 our tables get turned around
And you've got the strength that I've lost
Who'd have thought you'd be carrying 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 we're 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.

Oh Katie, Katie I'm sorry that in my condition
Your sunshine's been missing but lately,
I 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 CommentKatie is Andrew's sister. She was his bone marrow transplant donor. This song has so much emotion, I want to cry when I hear it. It's with my favourite AM songs.
    theretherekatieon November 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwatching him play this song, with a knit hat pulled down over his face, the skinniest boy i've ever seen, but yet his voice is still full and beautiful makes me understand what loving your family is really all about. you need to see dear jack if you havent already.
    mygirlbyjulyon January 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe there is finally a studio version of this song. It is absolutely stunning and so full of meaning. Truely beautiful.
    LeftHereon December 31, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti've always wondered how it felt to have your name mentioned a couple of times in a song. it's pretty cool, and since this is her brother here, i totally envy katie. this song is just too beautiful to describe, i just love it so much.
    and mygirlbyjuly: i can't find dear jack anywhere, so where do i go to see it?

    oh katie, katie be happy
    this world can be ugly but isn't it beautiful?
    punkrockprincess17on December 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMcMahon explained to Spin magazine that this song, "was half written during Everything In Transit, and the other half after I found out my sister would be my stem-cell donor. It's a song about and for my sister."
    FloridaGuyon October 18, 2011   Link

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