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Leonard Cohen

Famous Blue Raincoat (5:07)

"Famous Blue Raincoat" is one of Leonard Cohen's better-known songs. It appears on his third album, Songs of Love and Hate, released 1971.

The song is written in the form of a letter, and tells the story of a three-sided affair between the speaker, a woman named Jane, and the addressed person, who is identified only briefly as, "my brother, my killer." Implied in the song is that Jane was either engaged to or married…

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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

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