The Ataris : My Reply

The Ataris have been a band for quite a while, with the one remaining constant creative force being Kris Roe. They are a band that have always been doing it DIY, and although, have never really made the big time, they keep going on their own doing their own thing. I discovered them with the So Long, Astoria album, and I still love listening to it. It’s filled with some amazing songs, and while they never were able to replicate it’s brilliance, I still love to bring it out sometimes. Kris Roe writes from the heart, and about life experiences, and it’s very evident in his lyrics. This particular song was written after Kris received a letter from a fan. In this letter, were poems that she wrote, and a long letter explaining how she was sick, and spending a lot of time in the hospital. This was going to be one of her last letters, and she wanted to thank Kris for all the songs that he wrote, and how much his songs helped through all the bad times, all the hospital visits, all the treatments. She wrote how the inevitable is happening and that she is dying. It broke Kris’s heart, and so, he did what he knows best, he wrote her a song and sent it to her. While I don’t know if she got the song in time, and I don’t know the end to the story. I think Kris wanted to respect the privacy of the girl. But listening to the song, knowing the story, it just pulls at the heartstrings. It’s an emotional song, and I hope that you like it as much as I still do…

I got your letter and the poetry you sent me
Postmarked in december of last year
I really hope you’re doing better
All of 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
Thats sealed with your last breath
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 tommorrow

These arms remain stretched out to you
Maybe someday you’ll accept them
Or maybe its too late to save a young girls 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
You’ve been through
Even though its not my place to save you

I appreciate but can’t accept this thank-you note
Thats sealed with your last breath
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 tommorrow

Advertisements

About whatisplayinginmyitunes

Just someone who loves music.
This entry was posted in 00's, Alternative, Pop Punk and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s