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Leonard Cohen
"A Singer Must Die" lyrics

A Singer Must Die

Now the courtroom is quiet
But who will confess
Is it true you betrayed us?
The answer is yes
Then read me the list
Of the crimes that are mine
I will ask for the mercy
That you love to decline
And all the ladies go moist
And the judge has no choice
A singer must die
For the lie in his voice

And I thank you, I thank you
For doing your duty
You keepers of truth
You guardians of beauty
Your vision is right
My vision is wrong
I'm sorry for smudging the air with my song

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Oh, the night it is thick
My defences are hid
In the clothes of a woman
I would like to forgive
In the rings of her silk
In the hinge of her thighs
Where I have to go begging
In beauty's disguise

Oh goodnight, goodnight
My night after night
My night after night, after night
After night, after night

I am so afraid
That I listen to you
Your sun glassed protectors
They do that to you
It's their ways to detain
Their ways to disgrace
Their knee in your balls
And their fist in your face

Yes and long live the state
By whoever it's made
Sir, I didn't see nothing
I was just getting home late

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