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Yellow Ledbetter Lyrics

Unsealed, on a porch a letter sat
Then you said, "I wanna leave it again"
Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand
And on the sand I wanna leave her again

On a weekend I wanna wish it all away, yeah
And they called and I said that I'll go
And I said that I'll call out again
And the reason I ought ta leave her calm, I know
I said, "I don't know whether I'm the boxer or the bag"

Oh yeah, can you see them, out on the porch?
Yeah, but they don't wave
I see them 'round the front way, yeah
And I know, and I know I don't wanna stay

Make me cry

I see oh, I don't know why there's something else
I want to, wanna drum it all away
I said, "I don't, I don't know whether I was the boxer or the bag"

Oh yeah, can you see them, out the on porch?
Yeah, but they don't wave
I see them 'round the front way
And I know, and I know I don't want to stay at all
I don't want to stay
I don't want to stay
I don't want to stay
I don't, I don't want to stay

these lyrics are last corrected by joeyskitownie

Songwriter(s): Jeffrey Allen Ament
Copyright: Unichappell Music Inc., Scribing C-ment Songs, Polygram Int. Publishing Inc.
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Meaning to "Yellow Ledbetter" (2 meanings)
Justin W 04/13/10,18:58
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I said I don't know if he was in a box or a bag. Song is about a friend of Eddie's whose last name is Ledbetter. His brother was killed in the gulph war.Yellow letter's were sent to families of K.I.A.
Pizza Joe 08/22/11,21:43
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Any1 who has the Lost Dogs CD can read the insert and they will find Mike Mcready's comments that Drew pointed out. Eddie made up the lyrics on the spot, but he does change it up now and then as well
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