Leif and I are on the train to New York in car 1399.
There's a guy with a quarter in his ear and I've seen Leif only once in the past two months.
His hair is sticking up a little in the front. He's losing it just a bit.
When I get home tonight I'll miss him in Hampshire.
I'll miss his glasses and the way he writes in purple pen, the way his collar falls to the left.
Have you seen his ankles lately?
I know he's next to me.
I feel his sweater here, but when I'm sleeping it's only green sheets and the hair down my legs.
I think I'll write you, Leif, when I'm near Tuesday, sometime before you go and I'm back on the train.


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    General Commentthis song is amazing. i think it's about missing someone so much that all you can do is hope that they are thinking of you., and that they feel the same way.
    elroythepunkon December 12, 2001   Link
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    General Commenthe wrote this song while actually sitting next to his friend, they were on their way to a meeting in cali on the train and they were stopping n new york, leif got off there. they put the music to it on the train and recorded it in wisconsin.
    slitwristcoreon January 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song probably one of their best...it reminds me of my ex-boyfriend so much.
    Emo22on February 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe only thing i dont love about this song is that its not on the cd, only the 7". thats it.
    1399on April 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my fave. saves the day song. i love it! i wish it was on a cd and not just the 7". i live in jersey and my best friend lives in ny and everytime i hear this song i think of her.
    EnderSavesTheKidson May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my least favorite song.........
    estoguyon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is definately my Favorite Saves The Day Song.
    xcurtxon May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song i luv it std 4-ever!
    Staywhatyouareon May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the first Saves the Day song that i ever heard, and since i heard it have been hooked. My brother always downloads these songs off the net and i sometimes listen to them if the names interest me, i thought hmm Saves the Day they mite B good, clicked play and i never looked back. I love the way that Chris notices even the smallest things about his friend coz he loves his friend so much, i.e. the way his collar falls to the left, i think it shows just how much he will miss his friend the fact that he is thinking about the smallest things. i love this song neway.
    SaVeStHeDaYgAlon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh my god my band played this at an unplugged show and i sounded just like chris...i was soooo proud, but thats besides the point... saves the day is the best and this is the best saves the day song...put them together and you get a really good saves the day song....
    emoxkidsxkickxasson May 26, 2002   Link

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