an old raincoat won’t ever let you down lyrics – rod stewart

did you ever stand and shiver
while looking at a freezing river?
have you froze to the bone
with just a coat to keep you warm?

to keep you from a howlin’ wind
to keep you from a howlin’ wind, now listen

have you perished in the drizzling rain?
tried to light a lift but all in vain
with your sock on your head
and that old coat on your back

to keep you from the drizzlin’ rain
oh, to keep you from the drizzlin’ rain, goodbye

one more time

did you sleep in a graveyard when it snowed?
laid your head on an isle like me
with the times on your face
and that old coat on your back

that kept you from withering away, good god
it just kept you from withering away

i know

and did you ride a lift on a steam train? now listen
had the misfortune not to pay your fare
thrown off the next stop
thrown in the doorway of a shop

with that coat to keep you from the wind
oh, that old school coat to keep you from the wind, and that ain’t all

have you had some good friends on the road with ya
who’d stand by you through thick and thin?
here’s to kevin and ben, susie and len
and that coat which never lets you down

it never, never, never lets you down
it never, never, never lets you down

that old coat which never lets you down
that old coat which never lets you down

kept me from the drizzlin’ rain
and oh, kept me from the drizzlin’ rain

/ rod stewart lyrics