Famous Blue Raincoat

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Famous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen

Famous Blue Raincoat is a song written in form of a letter in 1971 by Leonard Cohen, from Leonard Cohen albums it is in the album named Songs Of Love And Hate, most of the people have cool memories of L. Cohen


Lyrics

It’s four in the morning, the end of December
I’m writing you now just to see if you’re better
New York is cold, but I like where I’m living
There’s music on Clinton Street all through the evening.
I hear that you’re building your little house deep in the desert
You’re living for nothing now, I hope you’re keeping some kind of record.

Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Did you ever go clear?

Ah, the last time we saw you, you looked so much older
Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
You’d been to the station to meet every train
you came home without Lili Marlene.

you treated my woman to a flake of your life
when she came back she was nobody’s wife.

Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth
One more thin gipsy thief
Well I see Jane’s awake

She sends her regards.

And what can I tell you my brother, my killer
What can I possibly say?
I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
I’m glad you stood in my way.

If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me
Your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free.

Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried.

And Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear


 

Post Script

This is one of the Essential and best of Leonard Cohen songs you must listen. in Cohen’s last concert when it was ending of Famous Blue Raincoat, while he always finished the song like Sincerely, L Cohen”  he replaced ‘A Friend’ with his name.

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