LILY Allen bares her heart and soul over her breakup with husband Sam Cooper for the first time in a new song.
Family Man, which has leaked online, features lyrics where Lily sings to Sam and pleads with him to stay with her, The Sun reports.
The chorus is: “It’s not always easy, being a family man. Baby, don’t leave me, I’m just doing what I can to get by.”
The troubled singer takes aim at herself in the verses, with a series of scathing, self-loathing lyrics.
She sings: “I know that you love me, though I’m young and stupid. I am wild and ruthless, you’re better off without me.
“I am more than selfish, I am tired, I’m helpless. If I had the time of day, I might give all my days to you.”
Lily split with builder Sam — the father of her children Ethel, five, and Marnie, four — in 2015 after six years together. It followed a rough few months that saw her collapse at Glastonbury.
Until now Lily has not spoken about their break-up. Instead she saved her heartache for the recording studio.
Family Man is a dark and haunting ballad — not the type of track she is generally known for. In other lyrics she describes herself as “faithless”, “lost” and “chainless” but insists she is “scared, not evil”.
After Sam, she moved on with MC Meridian Dan, but in her new song she appears to hint at a reconciliation with her ex.
The final lines go: “I know we’re gonna pull through, but darling I need my time away from you.”
Lily has been working with pal Mark Ronson on the follow-up to her 2014 album Sheezus, which is expected out later this year.
This story originally appeared in The Sun.
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