"The Letter" as written by Natalie Mcintyre, Matthew Jackson Sherrod and Jamie Houston....
All I ever wanted was some love and peace and harmony
I could dance in the raw in the sun underneath the stars
When I walk over to my money tree ain't nobody there
Trying to take from me
When they ask "Are you truly free?" I'd say "Yes, truly"
But down here in reality everybody knows there ain't
No such thing
And It's clear
It's obviously this is not the place I'm supposed to be
On and on and on I've searched
What I'm looking for is not here on earth
I can't stand I can't take no more
So I know that I gotta go
So long everybody
Mama don't be sad for me
Life was a heartache and now I am finally free
Don't know where I'm headed
Hope I see you someday soon
So long everybody
I have gone beyond the moon

All I ever wanted was some love and peace and harmony
Just to be live and shine
When I get ready I up and fly
And I can't remember none of the things that I want
To forget
It's the best - satisfaction no less
Ask if I'm free and I'll say "Oh yes"
But down here in reality everybody knows there ain't
No such thing
And It's clear
It's obviously this is not the place I'm supposed to be
On and on and on I've searched
What I'm looking for is not here on earth
I can't stand I can't take no more
So I know that I gotta go
So long everybody
Mama don't be sad for me
Life was a heartache and now I am finally free
Don't know where I'm headed
Hope I see you someday soon
So long everybody


Lyrics submitted by Nelly

"The Letter" as written by Matt Sherrod Jamie Houston

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis is such a sweet little song. Quite possibly the most upbeat song about suicide that I've ever heard.

    Macy Gray just puts this whole song together so well. The way she sets up the contrast between the life that the subject always thought she should have, and the life that she has to live. The compassion for how her family and friends will feel about what's she's going to do. It's just so perfect.
    markfon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSuch a good song, Marcy Gray makes us quiver. Very rhythmic and cheerfully but at the same time disconcerting and unsettling because of the lyric.

    When I walk over to my money tree ain't nobody there
    Trying to take from me
    When they ask "Are you truly free?" I'd say "Yes, truly"

    Anybody knows what does the "money tree" refers to?
    I think she means that nobody is in her money tree, because obviously there is no money so nobody is trying to steal her.
    tirititranon January 03, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely a song about suicide. If this song is speaking to you, PLEASE, PLEASE call: 1 (800) 273-8255.

    "All I ever wanted was some love and peace and a harmony...."

    Everyone wants someone to love, people to love them, peace and harmony... For things to be perfect... But sometimes, they're not.

    "When I walk over to my money tree, ain't nobody there trying to take from me..."

    There are many friends that will appear through life that only want to take from you, and provide you nothing (love, etc.) in return.

    "But down here in reality, everybody knows there's no such thing and it's clear, it's obviously, this is not the place I'm supposed to be."

    There comes a time when we *think* that this life isn't the right one for us, that our ideal life is elsewhere.

    "On, and on, and on I'm searching, what I'm looking for is not here on Earth."

    No matter how much you look and seek to find that happiness, you feel like it's not here on Earth, in this life.

    "So long everybody, mamma don't be sad for me. Life was heartache, but now I am finally free."

    The final goodbyes, assuring everyone this was your decision and it's what you need to feel better.

    "Don't know where I'm headed, hope I see you someday soon."

    No one knows what comes after, but we do hope there's an after-life where we can reconnect with those we love.

    "So long everybody, I am going beyond the moon."

    I think this verse speaks for itself.

    ...............

    If you've listened to this song one too many times tonight, and are feeling low, depressed, please, PLEASE, call 1 (800) 273-8255.

    Life can be one of the most difficult things we have to do, there is a lot of heartache, broken promises, loss, etc. But your best day is right around the corner--I promise. You can never enjoy the good if it wasn't for the bad. Hang in there.
    kelvin1109on September 20, 2015   Link

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