"Letters And Packages" as written by Steven Joseph Lamos, Stephen Michael Holmes and Michael Thomas Kinsella....
maybe everything is tragic and temporary. remember esme at age thirteen. already blase and broken hearted, so elegant, so considerate. if only she were older.

as a result of my history i'm afraid i'll let you down. if only we were older.


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"Letters and Packages" as written by Stephen Michael Holmes Michael Thomas Kinsella

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    General Commentthank you so much for posting these, ive been looking all over. :)
    lay entwinedon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis band was amazing.......too bad they broke up.......this cd never ever leaves my player. every song is a masterpiece
    mockorange13on May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much
    AnotherEmoGirlon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentamerican football is the classic example of something TRUE. something that doesn't need popolarity, fame, success to be good. Those guys did, in my opinion, one of the BEST 1999 records some years ago, without taking much credit off it, without doing any video, big live appearences and stuff. just SINCERE music from their hearths, nothing more, nothing less. When i read at comments by fans regarding any band, like "this song is amazing" or "they're the best", i just realize that it's only cuz they're fans, even if the songs suck. But regarding american football, how can you be or not to be a fan of music that by its nature is the essence of the perfection?
    thenormalon April 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentNothing beats listening to this song while summer driving and having a smoke.
    So.Fucking.Beautiful.
    WhiteTideon April 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentEsme? Someone fix that.
    Lightbluenesson May 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentahem; what's to fix? I think this song is probably about the short story 'For Esme- With Love and Squalor' which is in Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger. Esme was a young girl that the main character, an american soldier, met in a tearoom after seeing her perform in a choir. They talked over tea and she told him about her fathers death and such. When she left she got his contact information &at the end of the story he was looking through an assortment of unopened 'letters and packages' and found something that she sent him. A wonderful story.
    _aeronauticalon May 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentalready blase.. i was wondering what that word was.. thanks :)
    noyeson May 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat I love about AF is that their lyrics aren't rhyme for rhyme, line by line. The lyrics melt into the song itself, so you never really pay attention to the lyrics when you first hear the song. And then, you look them up online and you say to yourself "whoa." When ou suddenly think the song can't get any better, it actually does.

    PS thank you very much aeronautical for that fact
    eastcoasteron July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlisten to the guitar work after the line "broken hearted".

    it is so good...it gives me chills
    jays212on December 31, 2004   Link

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