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Blue Telegram

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Blue Telegram

 

Written: 1972

Writers: David Jenneson, Alan Hovden

Status: Recorded but unpublished

Genre and Style: Rock/Pop

Comments: Dave: Blue Telegram has a soaring, powerful chorus in three part harmony that made it unforgettable to audiences. It tells the story of some guy in love with a woman who doesn't care and won't see him.  He commits suicide thinking she will at least come to his funeral when he's looking better than he ever did in life dressed in a brand new suit but she won't even do that.

Comments: Al: This was a song that became somehow legendary to us all, but played very few times by the Burner Boys, lost and pieced back together in 2007.

 

 

Last night I gave you a letter

Today you said it was burned

I swear I’ve never tried so hard

For so little in return

I don’t want my world to end

But all you ever send is a

 

Blue telegram

I thought you were

I thought you were my friend

Blue telegram

I thought you were

I thought you were my friend

 

No answer when I call you

So I took a little walk downtown

If I can’t see you one more time

I’ll jump into the river and drown

I’m asking you again

But all you ever send a

 

Blue telegram

I thought you were

I thought you were my friend

Blue telegram

I thought you were

I thought you were my friend

 

They dressed me up in a brand new suit

And they laid my body down

I’ve never looked so fine as on my funeral day

And still you won’t come around

I didn’t want our love to end

But all you ever send is a

 

Blue telegram

I thought you were

I thought you were my friend

Blue telegram

I thought you were

I thought you my friend

I thought you were

I thought you were my friend.

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