"Box Full of Letters" as written by and Jeff Tweedy....
Got a box full of letters,
Think you might like to read
Some things that you might like to see,
But they're all addressed to me

Wish I had a lotta answers,
'Cause that's the way it should be
For all these questions,
Being directed at me

I just can't find the time
To write my mind
The way I want it to read

You'll come back again
And I'll still be your friend

I got a lot of your records,
In a separate stack
Some things that I might like to hear,
But I guess I'll give 'em back

I wish I had a lotta answers,
'Cause that's the way it should be
All these questions
Being directed at me

Just can't find the time
To write my mind
The way I want it to read

You'll come back again,
And I'll still be your friend

I can't find the time
To write my mind
The way I want it to read

Just can't find the time
To write my mind
The way I want it to read


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"Box Full Of Letters" as written by Jeffrey Scott Tweedy Jeff Tweedy

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    General CommentThis one sounds like its from Jeff Tweedy with love to Jay Farrar. Alot of the tunes on AM are breakup songs which makes me think that thery'e really about the break up of Uncle Tupelo. This one in particular strikes me as being about Uncle Tupelo b/c of the records line, and because there's no lovey dovey stuff. On a lot of the other songs there is a lot of ambiguity as to whether it a romantic breakup or not, but on this one he never really alludes to romance, he just wants to be friends again. Also it seems to me that the questions that he doesn't have answers too are the ones from the media.
    SomethingCleveron May 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits amazing how u can understand everything from such subtle wording.."I got a lot of your records
    In a separate stack" instant emotion. gorgeous.
    Xx
    RicePaperPrincesson April 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song sorta sounds like a person who's old friend moved away, and is writing him, but he's not writing back because he just can't find the time to write his mind the way he wants it to read. but he'll still be his friend when he moves back.
    arykon August 13, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationMy take is that it is a song about fan mail.

    There's too many to reply to in any meaningful way, and sometimes fans send in their own demos or covers that he doesn't have time to listen to. He feels a little guilty that he can't respond, but he knows that the fans will still come back to the shows and buy the music. And that he appreciates each one.
    disparatehousewifeon May 12, 2009   Link

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