It is difficult to pretend that you do not love someone anymore. When you see them and they ask how are you, you pretend that you are fine. But in reality, you are not. This is what Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn’s song “The Letter” is all about.
“The Letter” Chart Performance and The Album
“The Letter” is a song written by Conway Twitty and Charles Haney in 1976. This was recorded by Loretta Lynn and Conway for their sixth studio album United Talent. The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. In addition, it also secured a spot on the Canadian chart. “The Letter” became Conway and Loretta’s sixth single on the chart. Their last No. 1 song was in 1975, “Feelins.”
United Talents is the duo’s fourth No. 1 album on the chart. It was released under the MCA Record label. The B-side to their album was their song “God Bless America Again.”
About the Song
In the song, the woman asks a favor to her ex-lover since he promises that he will help her anytime she needs his help. The woman asked him to write a letter to make her current lover jealous. Therefore, the man wrote a letter for her. He mentioned in the letter that he still misses her and still loves her. He remembers everything they shared together.
“Dear sweetheart if you’re lonely just let me know
For you’re still my one and only and I still love you so
I’m gonna close for now sweetheart and try to go on without you
But don’t forget I’ll always love you no matter what you do.”
After writing the letter, the woman thanked him without realizing that what the man wrote were not just anything. The man wrote the truth about how he feels.
“For I’ve told you I still love you and I want to be with you
But you know sweetheart the saddest part I’m not pretending for I still do.”
Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn Duet
Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn collaborated together for a long time, letting them earn 13 songs on the chart. In addition, they have five singles to reach No. 1. Their most notable duet together was their song “After The Fire Is Gone.”