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3 Day Lyric Challenge – Cohen themed (2/3)


Day two, let’s go!!


First, here are the rules

1 Thank the person who nominated you.
2 Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3 Nominate three other bloggers each day. As a Suze-follower, I am allowed to bend rules!


So, first of all, thank you again for thinking about me for this challenge, dear Lydia! If you haven’t heard about this lovely lady, I warmly recommend a visit to her blog, Being Lydia. Although she posts a little less about her daily life lately, due to personal reasons, I am sure you’ll find a lot of inspiration reading about her courageous way to keep an active life, struggling with chronic pain and depression shadow… You will be charmed by her little Miley, and their visits to the dog park 🙂

(Ok, that’s it for point 1)



It is late… It’s been a long day, and I just needed a nice lulling tune to wrap things, today. “Famous blue raincoat” is one of Leonard Cohen’s big hits, but not, to my knowledge one most well known. It really speaks to me, and when melancholy hits me, usually this late at night, it is the perfect soundtrack for it.


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, and
You came home without Lili Marlene
And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
And when she came home she was nobody’s wife
Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth
One more thin gypsy 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
Well, 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
Sincerely,  A friend.


That covers point 2. I’ll see you tomorrow, with some more!

4 thoughts on “3 Day Lyric Challenge – Cohen themed (2/3)

  1. I love this song, though I first heard it as Jennifer Warnes’ cover on her tribute album. It is testimony to what a great songwriter Leonard Cohen was that his songs lend themselves so beautifully to other artists’ interpretations.

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    1. I agree, and funny I only read your comment now (dang job keeping me away from blogging most of the day!! Grr!) because part 3 was going to be about exactly that thought! Well will be. I hope you’ll enjoy the cover I have chosen to show how other artists are making Leonard Cohen’s music alive… *big hugs* Gorgeous! xx

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