I hold this letter in my hand
A plea, a petition, a kind of prayer
I hope it does as I have planned
Losing her again is more than I can bear
I kiss the cold, white envelope
I press my lips against her name
Two hundred words. We live in hope
The sky hangs heavy with rain

Love letter, love letter
Go get her, go get her
Love letter, love letter
Go tell her, go tell her

A wicked wind whips up the hill
A handful of hopeful words
I love her and I always will
The sky is ready to burst
Said something I did not mean to say
Said something I did not mean to say
Said something I did not mean to say
It all came out the wrong way

Love letter, love letter
Go get her, go get her
Love letter, love letter
Go tell her, go tell her

Rain your kisses down upon me
Rain your kisses down in storms
And for all who'll come before me
In your slowly fading forms
I'm going out of my mind
Will leave me standing in
The rain with a letter and a prayer
Whispered on the wind

Come back to me
Come back to me
O baby please come back to me


Lyrics submitted by atillathehunniee

Love Letter (Nick Cave cover) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentPretty cover version of one of my favorite Nick Cave songs.
    sharkycharmingon February 17, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat can go wrong? Mates of States singing Nick Cave = perfect breakup song = hours on repeat mode post breakup.

    This song is about trying to fix a relationship that got messed up by using the wrong words, which can only be fixed by using the right words, in a letter. Haven't we all been there?
    indstrlgalon July 01, 2014   Link
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    General Commentpretty much a self explanatory love song, but beautiful nonetheless. but it seems to me like the narrator is not able to get up enough courage to talk to his lover himself and wants the letter to go and do all the explaining, instead of doing it face to face.
    atillathehunnieeon August 26, 2010   Link

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