My Letter to the Woman with the Famous Blue Raincoat

Itís four in the morning †
And I could not sleep  
Iím thinking of you †
But I could not weep  
You left me cold †
In the land of the living  
My music you took †
As I lay there dying  

I heard that you left †
With the man I did trust †
Into the desert †
Where stone turns to dust †
My hope was an illusion †
Not very pleasant †

Megan came with the news †
That you were gone  
She said that your heart †
Had turned to stone †
That night you secretly †
Planned to run free  
Never thought Iíd be †
The one whoís set free  

Last time I saw you †
You looked so sincere †
Your famous blue raincoat †
Was crystal clear †
You never meant †
To come back †
We never meant to be †
With him your heart †
Wanted to flee  

If ever you come back  
Know that Iíve moved away  
We are together †
Megan and I †
I hope you wonít try  
Or think †
I want you to stay  

There is nothing to tell you  
There is nothing to say  
My brother  
My lover †
I loved you †
My trust you betrayed  
Although I still miss you †
I can not forgive you  
You took my heart †
That hurtful day  

Sincerely Sam Nash
Written by Samnash (Sam Nash)
Published | Edited 16th Jun 2024
Author's Note
I wrote this for the Famous Blue Raincoat competition. This is an alternate version of the lyrics of the ďFamous Blue RaincoatĒ song by Leonard Cohen. Unfortunately I was too late to post before the competition ended. Never the less I am grateful to ďAnne-Ri999Ē for introducing me to Cohenís work. I can see why she liked the mystery and the melody of this amazing song.
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