Barbra Streisand

Letters That Cross In The Mail

Last month
While thinking of love
I wrote him some words
And mailed them away
But the next day
I found at my door
A letter from Spain
He'd sent long before
And his note read
I haven't heard from you in weeks
I must assume that you no longer care
Too bad that's it, goodbye
It's just amazing
How loving can fail
From letters that cross in the mail

A life, a love
A chance to win it all
Can pass you by
In the foreign scene
And you think you'll find your fate
Tomorrow night
And it finds somebody else in-between

I sat with swords in my heart
And pen in a hand I wrote
I'm glad that we're through
Full of hate I mailed it
But then in a week
A letter arrived
With love did it speak

And his note read
I loved the tender words you sent
It seems I wronged you
Please forgive me
I'll return
My ship leaves soon
But, God, I know now
That he'll never sail
Our letters will cross in the mail

It's just amazing
How time brings a loss
And loving can fail
Like letters that cross in the mail