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Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah (Original Studio Version)



Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah (Original Studio Version)

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Sisters of Mercy – Leonard Cohen (“If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn”)


(From the Movie Mc Cabe and Mrs Miller)

Leonard Cohen

Oh the sisters of mercy,
they are not departed or gone.
They were waiting for me 
when I thought that I just can’t go on.
And they brought me their comfort 
and later they brought me this song.
Oh I hope you run into them, 
you who’ve been travelling so long.

Yes you who must leave everything
that you cannot control.
It begins with your family,
but soon it comes around to your soul.
Well I’ve been where you’re hanging,
I think I can see how you’re pinned:
When you’re not feeling holy,
your loneliness says that you’ve sinned.

Well they lay down beside me,
I made my confession to them.
They touched both my eyes 
and I touched the dew on their hem.
If your life is a leaf that the seasons
tear off and condemn
they will bind you with love that is
graceful and green as a stem.

When I left they were sleeping, 
I hope you run into them soon.
Don’t turn on the lights,
you can read their address by the moon.
And you won’t make me jealous
if I hear that they sweetened your night:
We weren’t lovers like that 
and besides it would still be all right,
We weren’t lovers like that
and besides it would still be all right.  (Lyrics from Here)

 

I Came So Far for Beauty: Leonard Cohen


I Came So Far for Beauty,  By Leonard Cohen 

I came so far for beauty
I left so much behind
My patience and my family
My masterpiece unsigned
I thought I’d be rewarded
For such a lonely choice
And surely she would answer
To such a very hopeless voice
I practiced all my sainthood
I gave to one and all
But the rumours of my virtue
They moved her not at all
I changed my style to silver
I changed my clothed to black
And where I would surrender
Now I would attack
I stormed the old casino
For the money and the flesh
And I myself decided
What was rotten and what was fresh
And men to do my bidding
And broken bones to teach
The value of my pardon
The shadow of my reach
But no, I could not touch her
With such a heavy hand
Her star beyond my order
Her nakedness unmanned
I came so far for beauty
I left so much behind
My patience and my family
My masterpiece unsigned

(Source: http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/leonard_cohen/i_came_so_far_for_beauty.html)