Question: Did You really, I mean REALLY, take this out of this world performance in? Bird on a wire-Perla Batalla

LEONARD COHEN LYRICS

“Bird On The Wire” By Leonard Cohen

Perla Batalla, performing

Like a bird on the wire, 
like a drunk in a midnight choir 
I have tried in my way to be free. 
Like a worm on a hook, 
like a knight from some old fashioned book 
I have saved all my ribbons for thee. 
If I, if I have been unkind, 
I hope that you can just let it go by. 
If I, if I have been untrue 
I hope you know it was never to you. 
Like a baby, stillborn, 
like a beast with his horn 
I have torn everyone who reached out for me. 
But I swear by this song 
and by all that I have done wrong 
I will make it all up to thee. 
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch, 
he said to me, “You must not ask for so much.” 
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door, 
she cried to me, “Hey, why not ask for more?” Oh like a bird on the wire, 
like a drunk in a midnight choir 
I have tried in my way to be free.

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3 responses to “Question: Did You really, I mean REALLY, take this out of this world performance in? Bird on a wire-Perla Batalla

  1. thank you for sharing. so moving!

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  2. Reblogged this on fibromyalgia and commented:
    These words are so meaningful…even after all these years Thank you Leonard Cohen. Thank you Perla Batalla for a moving rendition.

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