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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
You've been through
Even though it's 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
Just hold on/ just hold on
If you'll just hold on for one more second
Just hold on to what you have
Just hold on/ just hold on

These arms remain stretched out to you
Maybe someday you'll accept them
Maybe it's too late to save a young girls heart that slowly stopped beating
(maybe)

Wake up wake up you've gotta believe
Wake up wake up
You can't 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
You've been through
Even though it's 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
Just hold on/ just hold on
If you'll just hold on for one more second
Just hold on to what you have
Just hold on/ just hold on



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    UnregisteredApr 2, 2012 at 5:45 am
    This song was written by the ataris frontman in reply to a letter he recieved from a young australian girl. The girl was in hospital at the time, battling anorexia, she wrote them the letter to thank the band for helping her through the tough times, but she was also telling them that she was so close to her death with the condition that she was just going to give up. Kris roe wrote the song, recorded it with the band, and sent it to the girl as a reply to her letter. After recieving this the girl made a full recovery. She sent them another letter thanking kris for the song, a photo of that letter can be found in the song booklet of the album "so long, astoria" which is the album that the song features on.

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