Anthem – Leonard Cohen (way to star your day, everyday: Wake-up!)

The birds they sang
At the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
Has passed away
Or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
Be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
Bought and sold
And bought again
The dove is never free.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
The signs were sent
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
Of every government
Signs for all to see.

I can’t run no more
With that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
Say their prayers out loud.
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
A thundercloud
And they’re going to hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring

You can add up the parts
But you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march,
There is no drum
Every heart, every heart
To love will come
But like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
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6 responses to “Anthem – Leonard Cohen (way to star your day, everyday: Wake-up!)

  1. just listened to the video, and heard the anguish and the wisdom..

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    • Anguish and wisdom: So well said: don’t they many times come together, revelatory, compensatory, as if they feed from each other, as they grow in understanding….Marvelous perception. Indeed knowledge, brings wisdom, which in turn can become anguish till the point of intersecting acceptance. Acceptance is resolved anguish thru wisdom, isn’t it? Thanks so much for this thought provoking ideas!

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  2. wonderful wonderful words.which ring with truth and poetry,thank you for this

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    • Thank you so much for discovering it> They say the best hiding places are those in plain sight: It is true I think, because just noticing something, does not mean that we are ready to think upon it: it takes more than that. I’m glad that my site inducive of such reception. Looks kile the old bard, LC, just got a new fun! thank for commenting!

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  3. He’s funny, too.
    Thanks, George.

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    • he is, never lost his sense of humor to the human spectacle and predicament: Ssarcasm, cinism, I think he earned the rights, but it is more realism, realization, recognition, that I perceive! If you watch some of his interviews, you’ll hear more of his kind of jokes!
      Thanks for being so communicative…I’m happy for being able to provide something that inspires!

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