"The Letter" as written by and Kristin Hersh....
September 29, 1984 Dear so and so
Gather me up because I'm lost
Or I'm back where I started from
I'm crawling on the floor rolling on the ground
I might cry I won't go home
I am turning up in circles
And I'm spinning on my knuckles
Don't forget that there are circles left undone
And very close to me
Forgive me comfort me
I'm crawling on the floor rolling on the ground

There's a blanket wrapped around my head
I'm moving in a line that's shaped like this
I'm holding in my breath
I have a room
Can you tell if I am lying
Don't forget I'm living inside the space where walls and floor meet
There's a box insied my chest
An animal stuffed with my frustrations
Can you hear me?

Don't forget that I'm alone when you're away
You make me act like other people do forgive me
Comfort me You comfort me You make me die
I'm gonna cry I won't go home

Don't kill the god of sadness
Just don't let her get you down
See the man inside this book I read can't handle his own head
So what the hell am I supposed to do ?
I wonder how he died
My hands are shaking don't you love me anymore
I only need a person, keep my shoulders
Stand around lie down move your hand above the floor

Gather me up because I'm lost
Or I'm back where I started from
I'm crawling on the floor rolling on the ground
I'm gonna cry you look for me

Love Kristin
P.S. keep them coming


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"The Letter" as written by Kristin Hersh

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    General CommentTo me this song has always been about going mad and then asking for love when you are on your knees. And knowing you need it, knowing you can't handle yourself. Are you still worthy...? Will the letters keep coming? I once heard Kristin play it live. She said it's actually a horrible song. It made me cry, in public. It will make me cry, almost any time I hear it.
    dax9on October 03, 2013   Link
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    General Commentits so deep,it makes me really think bout life and everything
    dream_grlon February 26, 2002   Link

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