i'll sing for you a sweet melody
a tune for wherever you are
that lets me reach my hands out to you
over distances far
a verse to show i won't forget
my memory won't fail
a song that i will give to you in a letter sent by mail 

i feel removed disjointed from you
you seem so far away
i watch the space between us grow
greater every day
i won't give in, i won't fold up
i'll fight it tooth and nail
i'll keep your memory burning bright with letters sent by mail 

if you were here sitting with me
i'd sing this song while you were near
if you were home i'd pick up the phone
at least put these words in your ear
since you've been carried across the sea
by wheel and wing and sail
i'll be trusting all my love to letters sent by mail