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?

Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Why Don't You Write Me" as written by Paul Simon

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +3
    General CommentYou're on meth. This sounds nothing like reggae. The music industry would be a lot worse off if Paul Simon had taken your advice.
    billybobtheduckon December 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentObviously this song has the perspective of a soldier in 'Nam. He's out in the jungle and his wife/gf isn't writing him anymore. Common occurance. "Cost of the airfare" is probably getting wounded badly enough for a medical discharge. Drinking iodine to make the water safe to drink...
    byteskaton January 05, 2012   Link
  • -4
    General CommentAn incompetent attempt at white reggae, with pointless and self-pitying lyrics. Go on - hang yourself then, you whining git...
    butterfingersbeckon July 13, 2005   Link

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