Robert Yi - Dear Leonard: a response to Famous Blue Raincoat

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Robert Yi - Dear Leonard: a response to Famous Blue Raincoat

Postby Goldin » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:06 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz7w7cW3sWY
“What the head brands as shameful may appear as sheer beauty to the heart.”
This song is written as a response to L. Cohen in his song "Famous Blue Raincoat," from the perspective of his wife Jane's illicit lover. See below for lyrics, and take a listen to Leonard Cohen's song if you haven't.

LYRICS:
Jane came by, wearing that dress and her intentions.
Her eyes spoke trouble first, but mine were weak to their suggestions.

My friend - I'm sorry I'm a thief.
When I saw her on the roof, I knew my sword would not be sheathed,
And here we are - the culprit and the casualty, the fox and his enemy.

And Jane she came with a lock of her hair.
She told me to keep it for her.
She promised me you wouldn't care,
So I gave her mine.

Her eyes claimed fragile truths, but within her noose they were hanging.
Jane and I we built our lies, and the vagrant died in that building.

My friend - I know I'm on the edge.
But when I saw her on the roof, I knew I'd build it 'til the end,
And now we're done - a lover and his victim, sore from wrecked conviction.

Oh and Jane came by with a lock of her hair.
She told me to keep it for her.
She promised me you wouldn't care,
So I gave her mine.

Oh and Jane she told me she'd always be mine,
That this was a victimless crime,
But her secrets stayed hidden in mine.

Oh Jane, oh Jane.

Dear L.,
It took me some years to respond,
But the coward is finally gone.
I hope you and Jane have moved on,
And I'm sorry.

Sincerely,
Your Gyspy Thief
Roman aka Hermitage Prisoner

The Arcadian dream has all fallen through
But the Albion sails on course
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Re: Robert Yi - Dear Leonard: a response to Famous Blue Raincoat

Postby Henry » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:26 pm

Great song and a great response to a timeless song by the master.

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