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Clap! Clap!


by Cohen Leonard. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - TO


(Mirror Song) (Written By Cohen, Performed In "Night Magic")

(Michael) I never thought I'd get this far

(Audience) We always knew you would

(Michael) I've put a little weight on

(Audience) Not really, it looks good.

(Michael) These lines around my mouth are new

(Audience) They're the lines of wisdom

(Michael) This puffiness around my eyes?

(Audience) The burden of the kingdom!

(Michael) You know I like to talk with you

(Audience) We do too, we never knew
Someone who we could talk to
Who was quite as smart as you.

We would like to hear you talk all night
But tell us if we might
Interrupt you with applause
If you should chance to pause.
We would love to rock the walls
Again and again with curtain calls
And a standing ovation
For your brilliant conversation ...

(Michael) Clap, clap!
Now silence

Have you noticed people wear...

(Audience) Copies of your favourite hat?

(Michael) You have noticed that my dears?

(Audience) O yes we have noticed that.

(Michael) They wear copies of my shoes

(Audience) Two by twos they wear your shoes

(Michael) And they like to sing my blues

(Audience) Echoes of your ah's and ooh's.

(Michael) You know I like to talk with you

(Audience) We do too, we never knew
Someone who we could talk to
Who was quite as smart as you.

(Michael) I'm afraid that I've become
For nearly everyone
A model of behaviour
A devil or a saviour.

(Audience) He's afraid that he's become
For next to nearly everyone
The very latest model of behaviour
He's a devil, he's a saviour

(Michael) They read my news and
they hold their views
On whether I'm the devil
or a saviour

(Audience) He's afraid that he's become
For almost everyone
The very latest model of behaviour
He's a devil, he's a saviour

(Michael) I'm the very latest model of behaviour

But I've paid my dues

(Audience) We know you have!
We hold your views!

(Michael) You read my news?

(Audience) Of course we do!

(Michael) I've been a bum.

(Audience) How very, very, very, very far you've come!

(Michael) I've crossed this country on my thumb.
I've met a lot of people...

(Audience) Good and evil?

(Michael) Good and evil!
I've been up hills

(Audience) You've been down hills.

(Michael) I've been on junk.

(Audience) You've beaten junk.

(Michael) I don't mean pills

(Audience) You don't mean pills!

(Michael) I mean the needle

(Audience) He means the needle
He means the needle!
He means the needle!

(Michael) I've noticed my words on everyone's lips
And women are always leaving me slips
Of paper
I'm supposed to get back to them later
And sometimes I do

(Audience) It's only your due
After all that you've been through
To lie down with some grateful stranger

To think he honours someone's bed
With his wine and with his bread
And his legendary member
It is April in December

It's charity
It's religion
Saint Francis with the birds
Jesus with the leper
Please talk to us forever
And ever and ever

(Michael) Clap, clap
Now silence!

But now I make my confession
Before all the mirrors of history
This power was given to me
It must have been given to me
For something more
Than a star on the door
And a foot in this shabby profession

(Audience) This is surely the sound
Of the most profound
Remark that has ever been made
From the pulpit or the stage
Or even the gates of heaven

(Michael) There's something waiting for me
There's something I must feel
There's something that must bend its knee
And I must see it kneel

There's nothing to be conquered there
A beast that keeps the crown
And marble steps into the air
And one man looking down


(Audience) He's smiling
He's smiling

There is something that is waiting for him
Something that he must feel
Something that must bend its knee
And it's he must see it kneel

There is something to be conquered there
There's a beast that keeps the crown
And marble steps into the air
And one man looking down

Smiling, smiling

(Michael) Clap clap!

(Audience) Smiling, smiling

(Michael) Clap, clap!



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Album: Other Songs A - TO Lyrics
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  1. A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes
  2. A Singer Must Die
  3. Aint No Cure for Love
  4. Always
  5. Angels Eyes
  6. Anthem
  7. Avalanche
  8. Ballad of the Absent Mare
  9. Be for Real
  10. Bird on the Wire
  11. Chelsea Hotel #2
  12. Chelsea Hotel No 2
  13. Clap! Clap!
  14. Closing Time
  15. Coming Back
  16. Coming Back to You
  17. Dance Me to the End of Love
  18. Death of a Ladies Man
  19. Democracy
  20. Diamonds in the Mine
  21. Do I Have to Dance All Night
  22. Dont Go Home With Your Hard On
  23. Dress Rehearsal Rag
  24. Everybody Knows
  25. Famous Blue Raincoat
  26. Field Commander Cohen
  27. Fingerprints
  28. Fire
  29. First We Take Manhattan
  30. God is Alive, Magic is Afoot
  31. Hallelujah
  32. Heart With No Companion
  33. Hey, Thats No Way to Say Goodbye
  34. Humbled in Love
  35. I Came So Far for Beauty
  36. I Cant Forget
  37. I Left a Woman Waiting
  38. I Tried to Leave You
  39. If It Be Your Will
  40. Im Your Man
  41. Iodine
  42. Is This What You Wanted
  43. Ive Counted What I Have
  44. Jazz Police
  45. Joan of Arc
  46. Lady Midnight
  47. Last Years Man
  48. Leaving Green Sleeves
  49. Light As the Breeze
  50. Love Calls You by Your Name
  51. Lover Lover Lover
  52. Master Song
  53. Memories
  54. Minute Prologue
  55. Misty Blue
  56. One of Us Cannot Be Wrong
  57. Our Lady of Solitude
  58. Paper Thin Hotel
  59. Passing Through
  60. Priests
  61. Queen Victoria
  62. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
  63. Sing Another Song, Boys
  64. Sisters of Mercy
  65. So Long Marianne
  66. Song of Bernadette
  67. Song of Destruction
  68. Song to My Assassin
  69. Store Room
  70. Stories of the Street
  71. Story of Isaac
  72. Suzanne
  73. Take This Longing
  74. Take This Waltz
  75. Teachers
  76. Tennessee Waltz
  77. The Bells
  78. The Butcher
  79. The Captain
  80. The Future
  81. The Guests
  82. The Gypsys Wife
  83. The Law
  84. The Marriage March
  85. The Night Comes On
  86. The Old Revolution
  87. The Partisan
  88. The Promise
  89. The Smokey Life
  90. The Stranger Song
  91. The Third Invention
  92. The Throne of Desire
  93. The Traitor
  94. The Walls
  95. The Window
  96. There is a War
  97. Throne of Desire Variations
  98. To Love Somebody
  99. Tonight Will Be Fine
  100. Tower of Song

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