“Death Letter”, also known as “Death Letter Blues”, is the signature song of influential blues musician Son House. […]
Lyrically, the song is about a man who learns of the death of the woman he loves through a letter delivered to him early in the morning. The narrator later views her body on the cooling board at the morgue, attends her funeral, and returns to his home in a state of depression.
Don’t try to tell me that some power can corrupt a person You hadn’t had enough to know what it’s like You’re only angry cause you wish you were in my position Now nod your head cause you know that I’m right..alright!