About The Song

“Return to Sender” is a classic song recorded by Elvis Presley and released in 1962. It was featured in the soundtrack of the movie “Girls! Girls! Girls!” and became one of his iconic hits. The song is about a man who is frustrated and heartbroken because he keeps sending letters to his former lover, but they keep coming back marked “return to sender.”

Verse 1: I gave a letter to the postman He put it in his sack Bright and early next morning He brought my letter back

In the first verse, the singer explains that he handed a letter to the postman with hope, but it was returned to him the next morning, which suggests that the woman he’s trying to contact is no longer at that address.

Chorus: She wrote upon it Return to sender Address unknown No such number No such zone

The chorus is the catchy part of the song, where the singer expresses his frustration at not being able to reach his former lover. The words “return to sender” and “address unknown” emphasize the idea that he’s unable to connect with her.

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Verse 2: This time I’m gonna take it myself And put it right in her hand And if it comes back the very next day Then I’ll understand

In the second verse, the singer decides to take matters into his own hands and deliver the letter directly to the woman. He hopes that by doing so, he’ll finally get a response and understand why his letters keep coming back.

Chorus: Return to sender Address unknown No such number No such zone

The chorus repeats, underscoring the singer’s frustration and the continued failure of his attempts to reach the woman.

Bridge: If it’s returned to me, then I’ll just know You’ve found someone else to love If you don’t want me to keep on writing Well, return to sender, I’ll address it to you

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In the bridge, Elvis acknowledges the possibility that the woman has moved on and found someone else to love. He also suggests that if she doesn’t want him to keep writing, she should return the letter to him directly.

Chorus: Return to sender Address unknown No such number No such zone

The song ends with another repetition of the chorus, emphasizing the singer’s ongoing frustration and longing for a response from his lost love.

“Return to Sender” is a classic Elvis Presley song known for its catchy melody and relatable lyrics, capturing the feeling of heartbreak and the desire to reconnect with a lost love. It remains a beloved part of Elvis’s musical legacy.

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“Return To Sender”

Return to sender
Return to senderI gave a letter to the postman
He put it his sack
Bright in early next morning
He brought my letter back

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She wrote upon it
Return to sender, address unknown
No such number, no such zone

We had a quarrel, a lovers’ spat
I write I’m sorry but my letter keeps coming back

So then I dropped it in the mailbox
And sent it special D
Bright in early next morning
It came right back to me

She wrote upon it
Return to sender, address unknown
No such person, no such zone

This time I’m gonna take it myself
And put it right in her hand
And if it comes back the very next day
Then I’ll understand the writing on it

Return to sender, address unknown
No such number, no such zone

Return to sender
Return to sender
Return to sender
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