"The Letter" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
[Chorus]
Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
Ain't got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home
My baby, just-a wrote me a letter

I don't care how much money I gotta spend
Got to get back to my baby again
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home
My baby, just-a wrote me a letter

Well, she wrote me a letter
Said she couldn't live without me no more
Listen mister, can't you see I got to get back
To my baby once-a more
Anyway, yeah!

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
Ain't got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home
My baby, just-a wrote me a letter

Well, she wrote me a letter
Said she couldn't live without me no more
Listen mister, can't you see I got to get back
To my baby once-a more
Anyway, yeah!

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
Ain't got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home
My baby, just-a wrote me a letter, my baby just-a wrote me a letter


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"The Letter" as written by Polly Jean Harvey

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    General CommentAlex Chilton was 16 when he sang this song.

    How. Fucking. Awesome.
    nitsirhcon January 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTHink its about a guy @ war... vietnam... and he got a letter from his wife and he wants to get back to her so hes goin awol!
    Seanzy333on March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is cool to play while cruising around in the plane in Battlefield Vietnam dropping napalm on people.
    oballon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like Seanzy's meaning a lot it really fits the song
    kfe2on February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCould it possibly be a suicide note from his girlfriend and now he's going to join her? Or too dark an interpretation?
    ibiggmikeion January 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthey ibiggmikei that was a really cool interpretation,couldn't have thought it that way..........i like the way u think
    twisted_little_staron February 14, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think he got a dear john letter and he's wanting to get back to her to convince her to stay with him.
    kmk_natashaon March 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHis baby, as in infant child, wrote him a letter. he needs to get back because she spelled something wrong and wants to ground her.
    Thricefoldon August 23, 2011   Link

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