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Last Years Man


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


The rain falls down on last year's man,
that's a jew's harp on the table,
that's a crayon in his hand.
And the corners of the blueprint are ruined since they rolled
far past the stems of thumbtacks
that still throw shadows on the wood.
And the skylight is like skin for a drum I'll never mend
and all the rain falls down amen
on the works of last year's man.

I met a lady, she was playing with her soldiers in the dark
oh one by one she had to tell them
that her name was Joan of Arc.
I was in that army, yes I stayed a little while;
I want to thank you, Joan of Arc,
for treating me so well.
And though I wear a uniform I was not born to fight;
all these wounded boys you lie beside,
goodnight, my friends, goodnight.

I came upon a wedding that old families had contrived;
Bethlehem the bridegroom,
Babylon the bride.
Great Babylon was naked, oh she stood there trembling for me,
and Bethlehem inflamed us both
like the shy one at some orgy.
And when we fell together all our flesh was like a veil
that I had to draw aside to see
the serpent eat its tail.

Some women wait for Jesus, and some women wait for Cain
so I hang upon my altar
and I hoist my axe again.
And I take the one who finds me back to where it all began
when Jesus was the honeymoon
and Cain was just the man.
And we read from pleasant Bibles that are bound in blood and skin
that the wilderness is gathering
all its children back again.

The rain falls down on last year's man,
an hour has gone by
and he has not moved his hand.
But everything will happen if he only gives the word;
the lovers will rise up
and the mountains touch the ground.
But the skylight is like skin for a drum I'll never mend
and all the rain falls down amen
on the works of last year's man.



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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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