Paul Simon's
Paul Simon Frankfurt 2002

Why Don't You Write Me

ŠPaul Simon, released on Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel) 1970


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.

Tell me why



Tell me 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?