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Leonard Cohen
"Chelsea Hotel #2" lyrics

Chelsea Hotel #2

I remember you well
In the Chelsea Hotel
You were talking so brave and so sweet
Giving me head
On the unmade bed
While the limousines wait in the street

Those were the reasons
And that was New York
We were running for the money and the flesh
And that was called love
For the workers in song
Probably still is for those of them left

Ah but you got away
Didn't you babe
You just turned your back on the crowd
You got away
I never once heard you say
I need you
I don't need you
I need you
I don't need you
And all of that jiving around

I remember you well
In the Chelsea Hotel
You were famous
Your heart was a legend
You told me again
You preferred handsome men
But for me you would make an exception

And clenching your fist
For the ones like us
Who are oppressed by the figures of beauty
You fixed yourself
You said, "Well never mind
We are ugly but we have the music"

And then you got away
Didn't you babe
You just turned your back on the crowd
You got away
I never once heard you say
I need you
I don't need you
I need you
I don't need you
And all of that jiving around

I don't mean to suggest
That I loved you the best
I can't keep track of each fallen robin
I remember you well
In the Chelsea Hotel
That's all, I don't even think of you that often