Houston, Whitney - Dear John Letter Lyrics




I'm sitting here
in my own head
thinking how
you can be staring in
got my number 2
and I'm writing you
contemplating on
the way we were with each of you
on the fire place
with the mailman
should I tellya
or should I hold it in
if my heart wasn't in it
baby, you can just forget it
I'd be gone in a New York minute

You never give me attention
I know you don't have bad attentions for us
so I'm writing you
but, I always fail to mention
cause you know I really don't like to fuss
so I'm gonna hold it in

I'm writing you a dear John letter
I tried to try to stay
but it never got better
I couldn't tell you face to face
but I, I have to let you know
sometimes I want to hit the door
I'm writing you dear John

sometimes I think
that I've had enough
my hand's freezing
and I can't write fast enough
I wanna get away
but I can't obey
when my heart speaks
you know I'm listening
somedays, I'm ready to jet and
somedays, I wouldn't forget and
somedays, I'm still in love with you
somedays, I'm sad and blue





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  1. DragMama1

    I'm sending you a Dear John Text LOL.

  2. Sean Jenkins

    I adore this song. The added darkness in her voice really worked here

  3. michael jarreau

    my favorite song from the album....i really don't understand why this album didn't go platinum. its a good album and whitney did her best on this album even though she going through personal things in her life....its so sad man but this album will always be a classic to me

  4. Angel Lexington

    That's a fkn shame that they killed that girl. FOH whitney Houston never took baths.

    On that night, shes left alone in a hotel room and she decided to take a bath and falls asleep.

    And then 2 yrs later her daughter was in the same situation. Wtf!!

    Why are people not pressing the fucking detectives. But who knows what's going on behind closed doors.

    Like oj .

  5. Latrenae Baker

    “When I don’t check myself, I get frustrated with youuuuuu” one of my favs

  6. pebblesduckmurray

    I was humming this song today had to come by and listen.

  7. king overall

    My favorite 2019 break up song

  8. know thyself

    Wow she was such a woman. Wow that voice is gorgeous 🌹 One of the best albums 🌹

  9. sweetrose19

    this cd was considered garbage. idk who these critics are. I guess because Nippy was doing RnB instead of pop. So i guess RnB is garbage because this whole cd was fire

  10. booginas

    I love this song cuz the background harmonies & arrangement gives me LIFE. And of course the typical, classic Nippy vamp out at the end.

  11. Norma Stewart

    Should have been played more. Many people could relate to this song. Love it!!

  12. PAT LUCIANO

    Haters go hate Miss Whitney because they think they are "saint"😩
    You were trully Blessed and Blessed us too
    Miss you

  13. Monica burke

    I love this song

  14. Ms Iam Everythang

    Dear John...I've decided to leave, goodbye

  15. Profe Mauro

    Lyrics follow

    I'm sitting here,
    In my own head thinking
    How you could be staring in
    Got my number too
    And I'm writing you
    Contemplating on the paper what I should do
    On the fireplace with the mail man
    Should I tell you or should I hold it in
    If my heart wasn't in it
    Baby you could just forget it
    I'd be gone in a New York minute
    You never give me attention
    I know you never had bad intentions for us
    So I'm writing you but I always fail to mention
    Cause you know I really don't like to fuss
    So I'm gonna hold it in
    Dear John letter
    I tried to stay but it never got better
    I couldn't tell you face to face but I,
    I had to let you know
    Sometimes I want to hit the door
    (I'm writing you Dear John) 
    Sometimes I think that I've had enough
    My hands freeze and I can't write fast enough,
    I want to get away but I can't obey when my heart speaks,
    You know I'm listening
    Some days I'm really touchy and
    Some days I'm willing to forget and
    Some days I'm still in love with you
    Some days I'm sad and blue
    When I don't check myself
    I get frustrated with you
    And I don't know what I'm gonna do
    I know that it's not just you
    It's some of my negligence too
    And I can't go through with mailing this to you
    Dear John letter
    I tried to stay but it never got better
    I couldn't tell you face to face but I,
    I had to let you know
    Sometimes I want to hit the door
    (I'm writing you Dear John) 
    Sometimes I think that I've had enough
    My hands freeze and I can't write fast enough,
    I want to get away but I can't obey when my heart speaks,
    You know I'm listening
    Some days I'm really touchy and
    Some days I'm willing to forget and
    Some days I'm still in love with you
    Some days I'm sad and blue
    Dear John letter
    I tried to stay but it never got better
    I couldn't tell you face to face but I,
    I had to let you know
    Sometimes I want to hit the door
    (I'm writing you Dear John) 
    Sometimes I think that I've had enough
    My hands freeze and I can't write fast enough,
    I want to get away but I can't obey when my heart speaks,
    You know I'm listening
    Some days I'm really touchy and
    Some days I'm willing to forget and
    Some days I'm still in love with you
    Some days I'm sad and blue
    When I don't check myself
    I get frustrated with you
    And I don't know what I'm gonna do
    I know that it's not just you
    It's some of my negligence too
    And I can't go through with mailing this to you
    Dear John letter
    I tried to stay but it never got better
    I couldn't tell you face to face but I,
    I had to let you know
    Sometimes I want to hit the door
    (I'm writing you Dear John) 
    Sometimes I think that I've had enough
    My hands freeze and I can't write fast enough,
    I want to get away but I can't obey when my heart speaks,
    You know I'm listening
    Some days I'm really touchy and
    Some days I'm willing to forget and
    Some days I'm still in love with you
    Some days I'm sad and blue
    Dear John letter
    I tried to stay but it never got better
    I couldn't tell you face to face but I,
    I had to let you know
    Sometimes I want to hit the door
    (I'm writing you Dear John) 
    Sometimes I think that I've had enough
    My hands freeze and I can't write fast enough,
    I want to get away but I can't obey when my heart speaks,
    You know I'm listening
    Some days I'm really touchy and
    Some days I'm willing to forget and
    Some days I'm still in love with you
    Some days I'm sad and blue
    I'm writing this letter
    Because it makes me feel better
    Songwriters: Dwight Reynolds / Kevin Briggs / Patrice Stewart / Whitney Houston
    Dear John Letter lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

  16. 3BuckHead

    I love this song. I could hear TLC recording this song also. T-Boz leading of course and Chilli sings the part "When I don't check myself, I get frustrated with you, and I don't know what I'm gonna do, I know that it's not just you, its some of my negligence too, and I can't go through with mailing this to you"

  17. Minnie Beltran

    11/2018💖My favorite RnB night song.

  18. Wanda Turner

    Love Whitney RIP my love

  19. Canei McDonald

    Early 2000s Whitney was lit!!

  20. Ronald Elston

    SO SWEET TO HEAR THIS JAM IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SMASH HIT FROM THE JUMP ,RIP WHITNEY WE MISS U TREMENDOUSLY.

  21. Garret Jones

    One of my all time favorite Whitney cuts.

  22. Kenny Abron

    I'm writing you dear john......

  23. Kenny Abron

    This song shouldve had a music video

    BAD

    Facts, I can see Nippy now being sassy and throwing shade to the dude like "gtfoh" 😂😂

  24. Shelia G

    I Like This Song..... Listen in 2018.... Here 2018

    Minnie Beltran

    11/2018💗 My favorite RnB night song.

  25. petercox9

    **it never got better** don't i know it, whitney. no man is worth repeated blind faith for no reward.

  26. Mario Looney

    Love this tune and my favourite on the album

  27. Clarence Lee Jackson

    RIP Whitney Houston, you are still deeply missed after 6 years.

    Oliver V

    I was always routing for her to get it together....hence it never happened now here we are ...missing her presence immensely !

  28. B. F.

    Every single song on this album was good!

    Knowing One1

    I agree. This is when the industry was helping her to destroy herself.

  29. Essy S.

    I used to have this on repeat!

    michael jarreau

    Essy S. you something like me, if I really like a song, I'll play it over and over😂😁☺️💯💯

  30. Devontae Pratt

    Nice ass cut #VeryUnderrated💿 looking back it should be a very appreciated album the early 00's probably was the best time to do industry convincing music while still remaining original Michael, Janet, Whitney, Prince, etc all had good work around this time 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯💯💯

  31. Tiersinski Kendrick

    Seattle Washington

  32. Mary Stroughton

    I love this song!!!!!+

  33. Julia Ackron

    My daughter loves you Whitney Houston and she love singing her songs so much like I will always love you

  34. ver batim

    Favorite song on the album, so underrated though.

  35. CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD !

    great!!!!

  36. Mattie Moore

    i love whitney houston song

  37. Vee Greene

    I love this so much. So revealing. Love Whitney ,peace.

  38. Sharonda Harris

    #JustWhitneyCd13thAnniversary #RememberingWhitneyHouston

  39. Steve Nunns

    Never quite understood why the album and the song basically got ignored. Not at her peak, but superb nonetheless, and musically and lyrically on a par with her best

    Tenillest Lockhart

    The album was ignored because this was the time that all her drug use came out, the disastrous Diane Sawyer interview and she pretty much disappeared. Which sucks because this album was that heat

  40. jessica smalls

    Love this song. One of favs 😍😍

  41. whitney houston

    I love this album even though it was rated the worst album but I thought it was amazing 😃

    P K

    whitney houston I agree with you. I think that the ratings was given because of her current situation at that and her past was known at this time. But, I believe that this album was overlooked and underrated.

    kevon

    The album sold millions of records

    Lego Risen

    @breone mcnill How was it more balanced? 🤔

    TheBestMusicVEVO

    Some tracks would've been singles.

    Alexis Hilson

    I disagree the one with my love is your love on there had some bangers that’s definitely my favorite one