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What is the first line of 'If She Wants Me' by Belle and Sebastian?
March 20, 2014 5:14 AM   Subscribe

All the lyrics sites I can find say it's 'I wrote a letter on a nothing day.' But to my ears it does not sound like 'on a nothing day' are the words being sung at all. This is the YouTube video I've been listening with. Is it a different version of the song? Am I mishearing it? What are the actual lyrics? Warning: earworm.

Thanks, Mefites!
posted by Quilford to Media & Arts (2 answers total)
The lyrics sites are right: if you can hear the first half of the first line as "I wrote a le-" and not "I wrote a letter" then the second half may click for you. This live version makes that clearer.
posted by holgate at 5:22 AM on March 20 [5 favorites]

Gosh I love this site.

Thanks, holgate!
posted by Quilford at 5:26 AM on March 20

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