Tuesday, September 12

the cheesy future

Give me back my broken night
my mirrored room, my secret life
it's lonely here,
there's no one left to torture
Give me absolute control
over every living soul
And lie beside me, baby,
that's an order!

Give me crack and anal sex
Take the only tree that's left
and stuff it up the hole
in your culture
Give me back the Berlin wall
give me Stalin and St Paul
I've seen the future, brother:
it is murder.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
The blizzard, the blizzard of the world
has crossed the threshold
and it has overturned
the order of the soul

When they said REPENT REPENT
I wonder what they meant

You don't know me from the wind
you never will, you never did
I'm the little jew
who wrote the Bible
I've seen the nations rise and fall
I've heard their stories, heard them all
but love's the only engine of survival
Your servant here, he has been told
to say it clear, to say it cold:
It's over, it ain't going
any further
And now the wheels of heaven stop
you feel the devil's riding crop
Get ready for the future:
it is murder

Things are going to slide ...
There'll be the breaking of the ancient
western code
Your private life will suddenly explode
There'll be phantoms
There'll be fires on the road
and the white man dancing
You'll see a woman
hanging upside down
her features covered by her fallen gown
and all the lousy little poets
coming round
tryin' to sound like Charlie Manson
and the white man dancin'

Give me back the Berlin wall
Give me Stalin and St Paul
Give me Christ
or give me Hiroshima
Destroy another fetus now
We don't like children anyhow
I've seen the future, baby:
it is murder

Leonard Cohen

I uploaded that charming song, the music is actually fabulous ... a bit poppy, nevertheless well crafted.

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Gary said...

It's a great song - upload away if you have the time.

Cynthia said...

I fell in love with leonard Cohen when i was 15..
I found a tattered book of poetry at a yard sale for 10 cents.
It was the best investment I ever made..
my next bestest investment might hafta be a cheap digital camera..
ya think?

_z. said...

I love Leonard Cohen.
A friend told me that his Cohen's house used to be on the same street where I work... and now I tell everybody this story.
I work on the same street where Leonard Cohen used to live.

Before Sunrise said...

Thanks for sharing Zee... great song!!