I believe that you heard your master singWhen I was sick in bed.I suppose that he told you everythingThat I keep locked away in my head.Your master took you travelling,Well at least that's what you said.And now do you come back to bringYour prisoner wine and bread?You met him at some temple, whereThey take your clothes at the door.He was just a numberless man in a chairWho'd just come back from the war.And you wrap up his tired face in your hairAnd he hands you the apple core.Then he touches your lips now so suddenly bareOf all the kisses we put on some time before.And he gave you a German Shepherd to walkWith a collar of leather and nails,And he never once made you explain or talkAbout all of the little details,Such as who had a word and who had a rock,And who had you through the mails.Now your love is a secret all over the block,And it never stops not even when your master fails.And he took you up in his aeroplane,Which he flew without any hands,And you cruised above the ribbons of rainThat drove the crowd from the stands.Then he killed the lights in a lonely LaneAnd, an ape with angel glands,Erased the final wisps of painWith the music of rubber bands.And now I hear your master sing,You kneel for him to come.His body is a golden stringThat your body is hanging from.His body is a golden string,My body has grown numb.Oh now you hear your master sing,Your shirt is all undone.And will you kneel beside this bedThat we polished so long ago,Before your master chose insteadTo make my bed of snow?Your eyes are wild and your knuckles are redAnd you're speaking far too low.No I can't make out what your master saidBefore he made you go.Then I think you're playing far too roughFor a lady who's been to the moon;I've lain by this window long enoughTo get used to an empty room.And your love is some dust in an old man's coughWho is tapping his foot to a tune,And your thighs are a ruin, you want too much,Let's say you came back some time too soon.I loved your master perfectlyI taught him all that he knew.He was starving in some deep mysteryLike a man who is sure what is true.And I sent you to him with my guaranteeI could teach him something new,And I taught him how you would long for meNo matter what he said no matter what you'd do.I believe that you heard your master singWhile I was sick in bed,I'm sure that he told you everythingI must keep locked away in my head.Your master took you travelling,Well at least that's what you said,And now do you come back to bringYour prisoner wine and bread?
Lyrics by Leonard Cohen
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Chelsea Hotel #2 CHELSEA HOTEL NO. 2 Chelsea Hotel No.2 Chelsea Hotel, No. 2 Choices - Live at Christchurch Soundcheck, 2013 Clap! Clap! Closing Time Closing Time [John Labbatt Centre, London, Ontario... Cohen Talking About His Fedora & Performing On Sta... Come Healing Coming Back Coming Back To You Coming Back Toyou Crazy To Love You Dance Me To The End Of Love Dance Me to the End of Love [Live] Darkness Dear Heather Death Of A Ladies' Man Death Of A Ladies' Man Death Of A Lady's Man Democracy Diamonds In The Mine Did I Ever Love You Different Sides Do I Have To Dance All Night Don't Go Home With Your Hard Don't Go Home With Your Hard - On Don't Go Home With Your Hard-On Don't Go Home With Your Hard-On Downhearted Blues Dress Rehearsal Rag Dress Rehearsal Rag Everybody Knows Famous Blue Raincoat Famous Blue Raincoat [Live] Famous Blue Raincoat [O2 Arena, London, England, N... Field Commander Cohen Field Commander Cohen - Live at Denver Soundcheck,... Fingerprints Fire First We Take Manhattan First We Take Manhattan [Album Version] First We Take Manhatten Get It While You Can Glimpse Into His Life In A Zen Monastery In Califo... Gloomy Sunday Go No More A-Roving God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot Going Home Goodnight Irene Got a Little Secret - Live at Auckland Soundcheck,... Hallelujah Hallelujah - Live in London Hallelujah (Live) Hallelujah (Original) Hallelujah [Coachella Music Festival, Indio, Calif... Hallelujah [from Watchmen] Hallelujah [Live] Heart With No Companion Heart With No Companion [Live] Heart with No Companion [Oberhausen King Pilsener ... Here It Is Hey, That's No Way To Say Good-bye Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbyen Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye Humbled In Love Humbled In Love Humbled in Love Hunter's Lullaby Hunter's Lullaby I Am The Law! (the Future) I Came So Far For Beauty I Can't Forget I Can't Forget - Live at Copenhagen Show, 2012 I Can't Forget I Left A Woman Waiting I Shall Be Released I Tried To Leave You I'm Your Man I've Counted What I Have I'm Your Man I've Counted What I Have If I Didn't Have Your Love If It Be Your Will Improvisation In My Secret Life Inducted Into The Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fam... Intro To So Long, Marianne Intro: Let's Renew Ourselves Now... Introduction Iodine Is This What You Wanted Is This What You Wanted? It Seemed the Better Way Jazz Police Jezebel Joan Of Arc Joan of Arc - Live at Québec City Soundcheck, 201... La Complainte Du Partisan (The Partisan) La Manic La Manic (Live at Québec City Show, 2012) Lady Midnight Last Year's Man Last Year's Man Leaving Green Sleeves Leaving The Table Light As A Breeze Light As The Breeze Light as the Breeze - Live at Dublin Show, 2012 Like a Bird (Bird on the Wire) Love Calls You By Your Name Love Itself Lover Lover Lover Lover, Lover, Lover [Live] Lover, Lover, Lover [Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv, ... Lover, Lover, Lover [Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv, ... Lullaby Memories Minute Prologue Misty Blue Misty Blue (outtake From Recent Songs) Morning Glory My Oh My Nancy Nancy (live) Never Any Good Never Any Good [#] Never Gave Nobody Trouble Never Gave Nobody Trouble - Live at Odense Soundch... Nevermind Night Comes On Night Comes On - Live at Mönchengladbach Show, 20... Nightingale Not Known Nothing to One (You Know Who I Am) On That Day On the Level One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong One Of Us Cannot By Wrong Our Lady Of Solitude Paper Thin Hotel PAPER THIN MOTEL Partisan Passing Through Passing Through (written By ) Please Don't Pass Me By PLEASE DON'T PASS ME BY (A DISGRACE) Please Don't Pass Me By (A Disgrace) [Live] Please Don\u2019t Pass Me By (A Disgrace) Please Don't Pass Me By (A Disgrace) Priests Queen Victoria Range Of Subjects Recitation Recitation W/ N.L. Red River Valley Reflecting On His Songwriting Rivers Of Dark Samson In New Orleans Save the Last Dance for Me SEEMS SO LONG AGO, NANCY Show Me The Place Since You've Asked Since You've Asked (Dialogue) Since You've Asked (Dialogue) Sing Another Song, Boys Sisters Of Mercy Slow So Long Marianne So Long, Marianne Song Of Bernadette Song Of Destruction Song To My Assassin Stages - Live at Sydney Show and Hamburg Soundchec... Steer Your Way Store Room Storeroom Stories Of The Street Story Of Isaac Stranger Song String Reprise / Treaty String Reprise\/ Treaty Supermarket In California Suzanne Suzanne [DVD] Suzanne [DVD] Suzanne [Live] Tacoma Trailer Take This Longing Take This Waltz Teachers Tennessee Waltz Tennessee Waltz (Live) Tennessee Waltz [Live] Tennessee Waltz- Live That Don't Make It Junk That Don't Make It Junk [Live] That Don't Make It Junk The Bells The Butcher The Captain The Captain The Darkness The Faith The Favourite Game The Future The Great Event The Great Pretender The Guests The Gypsy's Wife The Gypsy's Wife The Land Of Planty The Land Of Plenty The Law The Letters The Lost Canadian The Lost Canadian (Un Canadien Errant) The Marriage March The Night Comes On The Old Revolution The Partisan The Partisan [Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland, O... The Partisan [Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland, O... The Promise The Smokey Life The Smokey Life The Spice-Box of Earth The Stranger Song The Third Invention The Throne Of Desire The Traitor The Walls The Window There For You There Is A War There's No Reason Why You Should Remember Me They Locked Up A Man (Poem) / A Person Who Eats Me... Throne Of Desire Variations To A Teacher To Love Somebody To Love Somebody (The Bee Gees cover) Tonight Will Be Fine Tower Of Song Traditional Demarcations Between Novelist, Poet & ... Traveling Light Treaty True Love Leaves No Traces Turn! Turn! Turn! Un Canadien Errant (The Lost Canadian) Unchained Melody Undertow Villanelle For Our Time Waiting For The Miracle Waiting for the Miracle [HP Pavilion, San Jose, Ca... Waiting For The Miracle [Live] Way Down Deep We Told You So What'd I Say Which Side Are You On? Whither Thou Goest Whither Thou Goest (from The Book Of Ruth) Who By Fire Who By Fire? Why Don't You Try Why Don't You Try Winter Lady Wishing Window Wither Thou Goest Woke Up This Morning You Got Me Singing You Have Loved Enough You Know Who I Am You Want It Darker Your Cheatin' Heart