Death Letter
The White Stripes Lyrics


I got a letter this morning
What do you reckon it read?
It said the gal you love is dead
I got a letter this morning
What do you reckon it read?

Said "Hurry, Hurry because the gal 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 her down
Looked like ten thousand people standing on the burial ground
I didn't know that I loved her 'till they began to let her 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

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Written by: EDDIE SON HOUSE

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Norske Tilbakeblikk

Never seen a live version kill a studio version so hard as this one WOW. I so wish I was at that concert man

Boll Weevil

You got that right that was some hard shit they need to come back to us in a big way man it kills me to see what that man is turned into now

Retro Rube

@capotwelve It's funny, I was talking just the other day with my mate about our festivals days back in the early 2000's and we still say this was the best gig we ever saw live. It was truly a powerful performance with so many great tracks. Even Jolene was amazing. I saw a few bands at that Blackpool venue... the acoustics there were something else. Them were the days mate! I do feel lucky to have gone, especially when I nearly couldn't make it, but made it happen as I'd never seen them at that time and 2 of my mates we're going. So glad I made that call... 17 years down the line! God is it really that long.

capotwelve

@Retro Rube I'm so fucking jealous dude... I would literally kill for a chance to go back in time and be at this show

Retro Rube

I was there, saw them 3 times... this was easily the best. Leeds fest second and O2 Festival Third.

Landen Does YouTube

Yeah this concert was one of their best, if not the best

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Ian Usher

That tone on his guitar.......... magical.

Slappy GetRight

@Franky McDonald now that’s a cool story!

Franky McDonald

@Slappy GetRight I think he might have had one but kept it safe. The one he used live was given to him as payment from one of his brothers for moving a fridge lol. The free guitar that would go on to write seven nation army who wouldve thout

Slappy GetRight

I believe that was actually one of Son Houses guitars…

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