Album: Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998)
Charted: 58
  • Dear Matthew I like you a lot I realize you're in a relationship
    With someone right now and I respect
    That I would like you to know that if you're ever single
    In the future and you want to come visit me in California
    I would be open to spending time with you and finding
    Out how old you were when you wrote your first song

    Dear Jonathan I liked you too much I used to be attracted to boys
    Who would lie to me and think solely about themselves and you
    Were plenty self-destructive for my taste at the time I used to say
    The more tragic the better the truth is whenever I think of the early 90's
    Your face comes up with a vengeance like it was yesterday

    Dear Terrance I love you muchly you've been nothing
    But open hearted and emotionally available and supportive
    And nurturing and consummately there for me I kept drawing you in
    And pushing you away I remember how beautiful it was to fall asleep
    On your couch and cry in front of you for the first time you
    Were the best platform from which to jump beyond myself what
    Was wrong with me

    Dear Marcus you rocked my world you had a charismatic way
    About you with the women and you got me
    Seriously thinking about spirituality and you wouldn't let me get away
    With kicking my own ass but I could never really feel relaxed and looked out
    For around you though and that stopped us from going any further
    Than we did and it's kinda too bad because we could've had much more fun

    Dear Lou we learned so much I realize we won't be able to talk for some time
    And I understand that as I do you
    The long distance thing was the hardest and we did as well as we could
    We were together during a very tumultuous time
    In our lives I will always have your back and be curious about you
    About your career about your whereabouts Writer/s: Glen Ballard, Alanis Nadine Morissette
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Bill from Ohio, OhAlanis is referring to Dave Matthews as the first guy in the song. Hence the play on words “Dear Matthew” e.g. “Dave Matthews”. She worked on some tracks on Dave Matthew’s album “Before these Crowded Streets” and developed a platonic relationship with him and an admiration for his songwriting ability. Dave was faithfully married. Thus, the following lines “If you’re ever single in the future… come visit me in California…How old you were when you wrote your first song…?” She recorded “Unsent” soon after working with Dave in the studio sessions.
  • Mel from Boyds, MdThe first guy- Matthew was Matthew Sweet. He is a singer songwriter
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