"Living In Your Letters" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
I'm aAlways assuming the worst
But you're going on nonetheless
And there's nothing to cushion your heart
Let it fall

Letters from further away
Keep pulling me close to home
And there's something to cushion my callus size
And I know that you hope for
Long, good goodbyes
Embracing for forever
And falling in your eyes, in your eyes, your eyes

Pouring over photographs
I'm living in your letters
Breathe deeply from this envelope
It smells like you
And I can't be
Without that scent
It's filling me with
All you mean to me
To me

Continually failing these trials
But you stand by me nonetheless
And you won't let me sink
Though I'm begging you, I'm begging you

Phone calls from further away
And messages on my machine
But I don't ever tell you this distance seems terrible

And there's no need to test my heart
With useless space
These rows go on forever
There'll always be a place
For you
In my heart

So I'll hit the pavement
It's gotta be better
Than waiting
And pushing you far away
'Cause I'm scared
So I'll take my chances
And head on my way
Up there
'Cause turning to you
Is like falling in love when you're ten

Lyrics submitted by BrandNew1208, edited by bobyhopkns, marissajean523

"Living In Your Letters" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General Commenti agree with alzie. it really means something to me because my boyfriend told me he wants to sing this song to me and play it on his guitar. so everytime i hear it, i think of him. actually, every song by dashboard makes me think of him because he told me about dashboard. :) but this is by far my favorite song.
    GoOnIe04on January 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentditto, kids. it's beautiful..
    xKriStEnEatWorLdon January 06, 2002   Link
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    General Comment*tear* oh, how i love this song. it really makes me cry when i hear it. another good one. =]
    pinksupermanon February 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis such an awesome song. It has such a beautiful sound. It has so much meaning just the way he sings it. So much meaning.
    PlattGCon February 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis reminds me of white teen movies like 10 things i hate about you. you know those movies like whatever it takes. LOL
    clymaXon March 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the first dc songs i heard, after age six racer. i've always been attached to this song... it's an awesome song, by far. rock on.
    nothingyouth0on March 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is by far my favorite Dashboard Confessional song. I know it seems to be like a boyfriend/girlfriend song, but it takes on a total different meaning to me. When I hear it I think about all of my family and friends that I left at home that are now 400 miles away. They're always calling and leaving messages and sending letters. I always tell them Im doing great and I love it here, but deep down I miss everything at home so much but I dont want to admit that its hard to handle. I think people can agree with my meaning too. But listening to it always makes me feel better when I think about those that I left behind!! KICK ASS SONG!!!!!!
    Olieon March 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely LOVE this song!! If you listen to it, the harmonies are so beautiful and they're at these perfect places....it almost made me cry the first time I listened to it. it was the first one recommended to me but i didnt really listen to it until i had to go away for a while w/out phone or anything, and i really missed people...it was perfect....*sigh*
    Schatzion April 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentright now, i'm going through a pretty tough time. i'm on the verge of being kicked out of the only school i'll even succeed in. the only thing that keeps my going at that school it the emails i get from my older brother. he used to go to school where i am now, and he's the only one that gets what i'm talking about. i really am living in his letters.
    glennsarmychickon April 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI always liked this song. recently, however, my love (who happens to live about 7 states over) has been pushing me away. i know its because hes scared, and i havent been letting him, but i know its time to let go. i think this is more from his perspective, but its helped me to see that nothing can last forever, so let go, because if its meant to be, it will.
    evieDCon April 14, 2002   Link

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