These notes are marked "return to sender"
I'll save this letter for myself
I wish you only knew how good it is to see you
See you, see you, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

These steps I take don't get me anywhere
I'm gettin' further from myself
One thing is always true, how good it is to see you
See you, see you, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

I'm done resenting you
You represented me so well
And this I promise you
How could I end up in this hands of someone else?

These notes are marked "return to sender"
I'll save this letter for myself
I wish you only knew how good it is to see you
See you, see you
See you, see you
See you, see you
See you, see you, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh


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    this song is definetly about when someone breaks up with you, but you still really like them. They don't feel the same way about you but it still makes you feel good to see them "I wish you only knew how good it is to see you"

    "These steps I take don't get me anywhere I'm getting further from myself" - line means: you are trying to get the person to like you in 'that way' again, it doesnt work, in doing this you don't act like yourself

    "I'm done resenting you you represented me so well" - 'resenting you' the 'you' is not a person its the fact that the person broke up with you, and the 'you represented me so well' you thought you were so great together

    plastic-manon February 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
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    this is my second favorite song off of the colour and the shape, beind everlong. Dave Grohl kicks ass.

    ledzepzosoon April 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Yeah, it's definitely a break-up or something along the lines of a falling out with someone.

    To me it's always been a story like: He wrote a letter telling her how he feels, poured himself into it, and in the sent it to her. She doesn't bother to read it and sent it right back to him, hence the "marked Return to Sender" line... because when you get a letter you don't want, you don't even open it and just put it back in the box and write "RETURN TO SENDER" on it.

    I love this song because he's like "ok, you don't give a shit about me, but I'm still filled with such an amazing feeling when I see you and we had something amazing together, so I'm letting go of my hurt over your actions/inaction, and just embracing that feeling when it comes and goes. I just wish you knew about it."

    Very upbeat song about getting over someone, I think. Or trying to in good faith. :p

    delialon May 03, 2007   Link
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    Another really really good song that I can say I personally think is better than Everlong.

    emo_SavestheDayon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    I adore this song. It's a funnier, more light-hearted look at a bad breakup. The Colour and the Shape is just a phenomenal album.

    LittleBriddieon September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    my favourite song on the colour and the shape. Ye i really like it better than everlong.

    quakiapon May 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    I think this is about that he got into an argument with his girlfriend and, maybe she doesn't want to hear from him, but he still feels happy when he sees her. Maybe the argument was about him eyeing up someone else, and he's just trying to convince her that she's the one for him, or something.

    Smack Headedon February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    Favorite FF song of all time. Except for Acoustic/Extended Everlong. I never thought of this as break-up song but I like plastic-man's take on it.

    mayxivon October 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    break-up or not, this song is just so funky and lighthearted you just gotta love it! Nother evidence of Daves genius

    omiloson June 23, 2008   Link
  • -2
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    nah its a good song.. but better than everlong.. hrmmm someones on the sweet cheeba?

    Bort_The_Greaton March 08, 2003   Link

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