Read me the letter baby
Do not leave out the words.
Stories and cigarettes ruin lives of lesser girls
And I wanna know
Cos I want you to know
And it’s a strange condition
A day in prison
It’s got me out of my head
And I don’t know what I came for.

Send me the money baby
Do not leave out the wage.
You know you’re the best thing ever come out of this place
Hey I want ya to know
Cos I wanna know
And it’s a strange condition
A day in prison
It’s got me out of my head
And I don’t know what I came for
I want you to know

It’s a strange condition
A day in prison
It got me out of my head
And I don’t know what I came for
Oh
I want you to know
I want you to know

So leave out the others baby
And say I’m the only one
Cut out the uniforms and settle with the sun
Hey I want you to know
Cos I wanna know
And it’s a strange condition
And life in prison
It’s got me outta my head
And I don’t know what I came for

I want ya to know
I want ya to know
I want ya to know
Yeah want ya to know
Want ya to know
Yeah want ya to know
Want ya to know
Cos I gotta know
Yeah I gotta know
Yeah I gotta know
Yeah I gotta know
Ah Ha
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    General CommentI don't mean to sound contrary to everyone else, but I don't believe that it's a love song... or not SO much a love song. He might be in love with whomever the song is addressed to, but that's not really important.

    I think:

    - Yorn is talking about his experiences, "A day in prison" got him thinking about his life. (Prison could be anything that held him back and gave him pause. A bad job, relationship, etc.) "It's got me out of my head"/"a strange condition" to reflect on himself, to be thinking about his life while in "prison." Basically, yorn feels weird about it.

    -Let me finish his thought: "I want you to know (what I think about this life)". i.e. "Stories and cigarettes... girls," and "You're the best... place," are lines about how he sees other people/the place he lives.

    - The refrences yorn makes to wages and letters (and others) is more symbolical. It's more a "give me what I'm due" sort of thing. She owes him something emotionally, perhaps.

    And that's pretty much it. I hope I wrote understandably. I have a habit of using really weird sentence structures, etc.
    I might be all wrong, anyway. That's just what I thought.
    Peace.
    Helix Noonon June 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentheres my take on this song - and its a rather simple one. he likes this girl, and he wants her to know that...because he thinks life is pretty much "prison" and only love will make that bearable. so he wants her to know he loves her cause he wants to know if she loves him and if she can save him from this "prison" that is life.

    another great song by pete
    Davkay20on June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like he's visiting someone he used to know, and seeing her is like being in prison. It's driving him nuts, and he doesn't know why he even bothered going there to begin with.
    This girl is obviously something else - he says she's stronger than "lesser girls" and she's the best thing "to come out of this place".
    He wants her to know how wierd it is for him, because he longs for her so much. He wants her to "leave out the others" and settle for him.
    I think maybe there was a falling out, or worse. She owes him money, they exchange letters.... or something to that affect.

    I can almost feel the awkwardness and longing he is singing about. He wants to know... but the uncertainty and turbulence is driving him insane. he's all locked up inside.
    well that's my take on it.
    ericschoebon June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel like he's saying he's been conformed all his life ("a life in prison").
    Statbucksbabe28on March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot every song is about love for someone of the opposite sex. If everybody would actually takes the time to listen and analyse the lyrics with an open-mind, I think we would all conclude it's about something like this:

    He's talking to a girlfriend about his life. He's reflecting on past memories (stories, cigarettes, other girls he's been with and hurt before). Sounds like she is reading him a meaningful letter, possibly about the way she feels, maybe even wanting to breakup. But the song isn't about love directly, it's about him reflecting on LIFE in general. Like he's living his days in prison, everything seems strange, and he's wondering how come he hasn't found his purpose yet "it's got me outta my head
    mattyelle1on October 15, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti absolutely lllllllllllove this wonderful thight song and Ricardo this song I dedicate to you!!!!!!!!! from jennifer!!!!!! i will always love you
    funny_2002on April 03, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General Commentmakes a bit of sense, helix noon, but to me this song is always just an exceptional love song.

    there's something about yorn's voice which just adds so much emotion to the song. it really makes you feel whatever emotion he's trying to convey with the song, and from this song i get a strong sense of longing and love, like he just wants to tell this girl he loves her IE "i want you to know"
    McAuronon March 07, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWrite me a letter, do not leave out the words

    gorgeous.
    Greyshoeson August 02, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti agree with what helix noon said.

    he's stuck in a rut and reflecting on the situation he's in with his life...but at the same time this song is so uplifting! i listen to it everyday to start my day off and never tire of it, it just puts me in a good mood, like all his other songs.
    orange88on June 15, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIM SO GLAD I FOUND THIS SITE I REALLY HAD MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THE MEANING OF THIS SONG AND EVERYONE’S INCITE REALLY OPENED MY EYES NOW I THINK I UNDERSTAND IT A LOT MORE.
    lovablesmashleyon July 07, 2007   Link

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