To my dearest
It is almost like we've died
entwined in that way we are.
our voices,
our touch,
our lips are searching
for answers
to questions not asked.
It is not
a belief in dreams.
It is not
a refusal to accept.
It is a refusal
to let go.
And words written
over time only serve to paint these days
a clearer shade of black.

Now a dying wave on a shallow sea.
Now a dying wave on a shallow sea.See,
our lives fade apart to converge
only in my darker hours,
only in my saddest hours...
Take these words
pulled from me
tied to you.
Yours Always.

Lyrics submitted by d_lacy

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  • +2
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    mm, saetia..

    erasethesunon April 10, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Best Saetia song lyrically, hands down. It's insane how well I can relate to these lyrics.

    On the poster that came with their 1998 self-titled LP, the lyrics to this song are written out, and next to them is the drawing of literally "an open letter," which has blank spaces where the sender and recipient's names would normally be.

    The letter reads,

    "Dear __,

    I know you remember those times when we could appreciate the world and everything around us. Who knew it would turn so sour and black? Please forgive me, but it might be easier to remember each other as dreams and nothing more.

    Love always, ___"

    I took a few photos of the lyrics and sketches surrounding it, which can be found here:

    The hand-written lyrics themselves:

    The sketch of the letter:

    A closer photo of the words in the letter:

    Lanimilbuson February 27, 2007   Link
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    it is not a belief in dreams. it is not a refusal to accept. it is a refusal to let go.

    i know so well where he stands.

    mystarjustfellon September 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i could have written this song, granted i was graced with such poetic genius as billy werner is. which i'm not. but such inspiriation...

    Arienetteon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    great song, these lyrics are so good

    emoxgirlon August 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    "it is not a belief in dreams. it is not a refusal to accept. it is a refusal to let go."

    I love it when someone writes something that perfectly sums up a feeling. I know exactly what that feels like.

    downpouron April 03, 2003   Link
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    General Comment

    ditto. mm, saetia...

    fakeliarcheaton April 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i have this open letter saetia size medium t shirt ill sell or trade. email me. i have others as well.

    xautumnsxon July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Good song.

    tialalandeon December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    one word for this song beautiful

    cceatheartattackson March 25, 2006   Link

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