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Leonard Cohen
"Villanelle For Our Time" lyrics

Villanelle For Our Time

From bitter searching of the heart
Quickened with passion
And with pain
We rise
To play a greater part

This is the faith
From which we start
Men shall know commonwealth again
From bitter searching of the heart

We loved the easy
And the smart
But now, with keener hand and brain
We rise
To play a greater part

The lesser loyalties depart
And neither race
Nor creed remain
From bitter searching of the heart

Not steering by the venal chart
That tricked the mass
For private gain
We rise
To play a greater part

Reshaping narrow law and art
Whose symbols are the millions slain
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise to play a greater part

This is the faith
From which we start
Men shall know commonwealth again
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise
To play a greater part

The lesser loyalties depart
And neither race
Nor creed remain
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise
To play a greater part

Reshaping narrow law and art
Whose symbols are the millions slain
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise
To play a greater part

This is the faith
From which we start
Men shall know commonwealth again
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise
To play a greater part

This is the faith
From which we start
Men shall know commonwealth again
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise
To play a greater part

Not steering by the venal chart
That tricked the mass
For private gain
We rise
We rise
To play a greater part

Reshaping narrow law and art
Whose symbols are the millions slain
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise
To play a greater part