Death Letter
Cassandra Wilson Lyrics


I got a letter this mornin'
What do you reckin'it read?
It said the gal you love is dead
I got a letter this mornin'
What do you reckin'it read?

Said, "Hurry,Hurry because the guy you love is dead"
Well I packed up my suitcase
I took off down the road
When I got there he was layin' on the coolin' board
I packed up my suitcase
And I took off down the road
When I got there he was layin' on the coolin' board

It looked like ten thousand people standin' around the burryin' ground
I didn't know I loved him 'till they began to let him down
Looked like ten thousand people standin' on the burryin' ground
I didn't know that I loved him 'till they began to let him down

You know it's so hard to love
Someone that don't love you
Wont get satisfaction
Don't care what you do
So hard to love
Someone that don't love you

Don't look like satisfaction
Don't care what you do

Well I got up this mornin'
The break of day
Just huggin' the pillows
He used to lay

Got up this mornin'
The break of day
Just huggin' the pillows
Where my baby used to lay

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Written by: EDDIE SON HOUSE

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

B2 MarXou

I got a letter this morning
What do you reckon it read?
It said: the man you love is dead
I got a letter this morning
What do you reckon it read?
Said: hurry, hurry because the man you love is dead

Well, I packed up my suitcase
I took off down the road
When I got there she was layin' on the cooling board
I packed up my suitcase
And I took off down the road
When I got there she was layin' on the cooling board

It looked like ten thousand people standing around the burial ground
I didn't know I loved her 'till they began to let him down
Looked like ten thousand people standing on the burial ground
I didn't know that I loved him 'till they began to let him down

You know it's so hard to love
Someone that don't love you
Won't get satisfaction
Don't care what you do
So hard to love
Someone that don't love you

Don't look like satisfaction
Don't care what you do

Well,I got up this morning
The break of day
Just hugging the pillows
She used to lay

Got up this morning
The break of day
Just hugging the pillows
Where my baby used to lay



Senan Karimov

I got a letter this mornin'
What do you reckin'it read?
It said the gal you love is dead
I got a letter this mornin'
What do you reckin'it read?

Said, "Hurry, Hurry because the guy you love is dead"
Well I packed up my suitcase
I took off down the road
When I got there he was layin' on the coolin' board
I packed up my suitcase
And I took off down the road
When I got there he was layin' on the coolin' board

It looked like ten thousand people standin' around the burryin' ground
I didn't know I loved him 'till they began to let him down
Looked like ten thousand people standin' on the burryin' ground
I didn't know that I loved him 'till they began to let him down

You know it's so hard to love
Someone that don't love you
Wont get satisfaction
Don't care what you do
So hard to love
Someone that don't love you

Don't look like satisfaction
Don't care what you do

Well I got up this mornin'
The break of day
Just huggin' the pillows
He used to lay

Got up this mornin'
The break of day
Just huggin' the pillows
Where my baby used to lay



All comments from YouTube:

Joselyn Jolivet

I love Cassandra Wilson's bluesy voice. So unique, soulful, and sultry.

local2458

She is one of the most exciting and interesting artists recording today. Not only does she have a great voice, she is fearless, takes chances, and has her own vision. She is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

Fahim Ahmed

True Detective never disappoints with its intro songs...

Chris Houston

Love this womans voice. Its like its coming from a much older person. Alsmost like when she sings shes borrowing someone else's soul. Beautiful

Morgan Blackstone Productions

"She was singing like if she borrowed someone else´s soul" Beatiful way to express it. Thanks!

eunice eades

Fabulous comment Duke.XX

Chris Houston

Enthios don't tell anyone ;)

Cato

Hey Duke Silver. I know your secret. ;)

rip0219

I was hooked immediately on this song the moment it hit my ears. My body started moving with it before I even knew what was happening.

AcceptablePsychosis

Having lost my fiancee 4 months ago, I never thought death letter blues would hit me so close to home so young.
Cassandra Wilson's version is my favorite; I wish I could hear her sing it about a woman, just so I could hear her beautiful voice cut close to my heart with that deep release in that manner I need right now, that way that good blues can only do.

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