Why Don't You Write Me

Album: Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
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  • Why don't you write me
    I'm out in the jungle
    I'm hungry to hear you.

    Send me a card,
    I am waiting so hard
    To be near you.

    (La, la, la)
    Why don't you write?

    Something is wrong
    And I know I got to be there.
    Maybe I'm lost,
    But I can't make the cost
    Of the airfare, ooh

    Tell me why (Why)
    Tell me why (Why)

    Why don't you write me,
    A letter would brighten
    My loneliest evening.

    Mail it today
    If it's only to say
    That you're leaving me.
    (La, la, la)

    Monday morning, sitting in the sun
    Hoping and wishing for the mail to come.
    Tuesday, never got a word,
    Wednesday, Thursday, ain't no sign,
    Drank a half a bottle of iodine.
    Friday, woe is me
    Gonna hang my body from the highest tree.
    Why don't you write me?
    Why don't you write me?
    Why don't you write me?
    Why don't you write me?
    Why don't you write me?
    Why don't you write me?
    Why don't you write me? Writer/s: PAUL SIMON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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