The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60609   Message #970361
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Jun-03 - 07:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Yellow Coat (Steve Goodman)
Subject: ADD: Yellow Coat (Steve Goodman)
Gee, I'd never paid attention to those lyrics. Yes, it reminds me a lot of some past lovers, one in particular. I wonder if she's happy she chose him instead of me. I'm happy now - I hope she is.

-Joe Offer-





YELLOW COAT
(Steve Goodman)
As recorded by Steve Goodman on "Steve Goodman" (1999)

It's a long time since I saw you last. Tell me how you've been.
Did you ever get to buy that yellow coat?
Do the flowers in your window box still smile when you walk in?
Did you ever read the letters that I wrote?

And I've been on the road since Christmas but it don't seem so long.
Outside of that there isn't much to say.
I cut down on my drinkin' and I wrote another song.
I wish you wouldn't look at me that way.

Remember all the mornings that we walked around the park,
The nights we babysat for Billy's kids,
And all the time we used to talk of having one ourselves.
I don't remember why we never did.

Do your neighbors still complain a bit when the music gets too loud?
Does your old cat still sleep up on the bed?
Do you still walk around as if your head was in the clouds?
Have you heard a single thing I've said?

It's a two-day drive to New York. I guess I'd better go.
Did you notice that the weather's gettin' cold?
And it's a long time since I saw you last. Tell me how you've been.
Did you ever get to buy that yellow coat?
Did you ever get to buy that yellow coat?