Why don't you write meI'm out in the jungleI'm hungry to hear youSend me a cardI am waiting so hardTo be near you. (La, la, la)Why don't you write?Something is wrongAnd I know I got to be thereMaybe I'm lostBut I can't make the costOf the airfare
Tell me whyWhyWhyTell me whyWhyWhy
Why don't you write meA letter would brightenMy loneliest eveningMail it todayIf it's only to sayThat you're leaving me. (La, la, la)
Monday morning, sitting in the sunHoping and wishing for the mail to comeTuesday, never got a wordWednesday, Thursday, ain't no signDrank a half a bottle of iodineFriday, woe is meGonna hang my body from the highest treeWhy don't you write me?