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Song of Destruction


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


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

(Frank & Louis) Are you still here? What are you waiting for?
Your lives to change? An oracle to speak?
Some version of the wounded matador
Who turns toward the bull his other cheek
And entertains you with a torn physique?
Some prisoner in pyjamas dancing lewd
Trablinka waltzes, while another freak
Hangs himself to concentrate your mood
And sweeten up your putrid solitude?

(Michael) My drummer is the only one I trust
Let the drums go rolling through the night
And let them pulverise my deep disgust
With steady thunder, whips and dynamite
The man of sticks and skins is always right.
I found him near the cremetorium
Humiliated, begging for a fight.
I wrote the name of honour on a drum
O drummer tell the people why I've come!

O listen to him and his saxophone

(Frank & Louis) Our musical genital unicorn

(Michael) He's very well hung with his golden horn
He'd like to be standing out here alone
The light on his hands, his mouth, and his bone.

(Frank & Louis) So take your solo now and loose your way
In every fingered hole and brassy groan...
You'll soon begin to choke on what you play

(Michael) You're choking now exactly as I say!

(Michael, Frank As for the deeper spirits in the hall
& Louis) Annointed ones and truely different
Whom orgy doesn't satisfy at all
Who loathe the horizontal argument

(Frank & Louis) It is to such as you that he was sent.

(Michael) I understand the loyalties that insist
You burn a child or shoot a president
Or tattoo numbers on a woman's wrist
I know the sorrow of the good idealist.

It is to such as you that I was sent
To speak directly to your deepest shame
And light the fires of experiment
And burn all hesitation in the flame --
I claim you now, I claim you in the name
Of that which you have never done before
And having done it never be the same.
The victim shall be smitten on his sore.
The haughty one shall have a visitor.

(Michael, Frank We heard that drummer, do not think we missed
& Louis) Your subtle derivation from the beat

(Michael) Which I established with an iron fist
A thousand years ago, a small deceit
To be enlarged until you have complete
Control of the mood and the atmosphere --
Your crooked time endangering my defeat --
Now all your instruments must disappear
And on your traitor's face pursue your
dark career!



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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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