expect me like one waits for mail,
all lost dropped and cancelled.
like foreign post, i leave twice a day
but take a week to get there.

expect me like one waits for rain,
or sleet or hail or snowfall.
like foreign post, i'm lost on the way
and take a week to get there.

i want to be delivered
'til i'm gone gone gone.

the way it's sealed in my heart, i
t's guaranteed that i'm
in your hands

by morning, when you're ready
to read between the lines
and the paper isn't telling you anything.

if you miss me, drop me a line
in care of fin de siecle,
mit luftwaffe.

it's the end of the end of the end.

Lyrics submitted by 66exeter

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    General Commentthis song is so great...."expect me like one waits for rain/
    or sleet or hail or snowfall./like foreign post, i'm lost on the way /and take a week to get there" and "the way it's sealed in my heart/it's guaranteed that i'm in your hands" just make me feel as if it's a relationship that will begin with time....it just takes time for the author to actually get to the relationship..."i want to be delivered" shows the want of this relationship but perhaps personal reasons are keeping them (connected to the "if you miss me drop me a line?") from actually beginning the relationship leaving the other person, leaving them expecting......and waiting.....
    shorty_dreaon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Comment(sigh) i expect a lot of things this way.
    juliashopeon July 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsince no one is commenting on this lovely song, i will elaborate in how i relate to this song:

    i secretly want "to be delivered" myself. although i pretend to be some tough, independant chick, i am like any other human being looking for their savior to deliver them, take care of them, etc.

    the reading between the lines bit reminds me of one of my many faveriot gabriel garcia marquez quotes. a man is readin the paper and he says to his friend "it's hard to read between the lines which the censor let's them print." now casting aside this quote's original context of governmental conspiracy and applying it to this song, i feel that a lot of times there are thing we don't say, but rather leave in between the other words we speak. so reading between the lines when it's a person means catching the words they aren't saying by the ones they have said. but i digress...

    the whole bit about foreign post just reminds me of how i feel in romance, i want to give myself up quicky and make efforts to do so, but in the end it always takes a week---i mean longer, haha. yeah, i will just sit here and crack myself up.

    i love rainer maria. as one can see, theit music speaks a lot to me.
    juliashopeon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgod i love this song
    nuff said
    take me i'm yourson June 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentc/o fin de siecle,
    mit luftwaffe.

    makes me smile every time.
    AnacinCrosson September 14, 2008   Link

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