My Reply

from So Long, Astoria by The Ataris

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"My Reply" - Lyrics and Music: Kristopher Roe

I got your letter and the poetry you sent me
Postmarked in december of last year.
I really hope you're doing better,
All your friends close by your side
One step closer to recovery.

I wish there was something I could say
To erase each and every page that you've been through,
Even though its not my place to save you.

I appreciate but can't accept this "thank you" note
That's sealed with your last breath,
And I won't stand aside and listen to you give up!

If you'll just hold on for one more second
Just hold on to what you have,
If you'll just hold on, just hold on.

These arms remain stretched out to you,
Maybe someday you'll accept them.
or maybe its too late to save
a young girl's heart that's long stopped beating.

Wake up, wake up, you've gotta believe!
Wake up, wake up, you cant give up!
Time keeps going on without us,
long after we're dead and gone.

I wish there was something I could say
To erase each and every page that you've been through,
Even though its not my place to save you.

I appreciate but can't accept this "thank you" note
That's sealed with your last breath,
And I won't stand aside and listen to you give up!

If you'll just hold on for one more second,
Just hold on to what you have.
If you'll just hold on, just hold on,
You will wake up tomorrow.

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from So Long, Astoria, released March 5, 2003

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