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The Future


by Leonard Cohen. Buy album CD: Live In London


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
When they said REPENT REPENT
I wonder what they meant
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.

Things are going to slide ...

When they said REPENT REPENT ...



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Album: Live In London (2009) Lyrics
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  1. Dance Me To The End Of Love
  2. The Future
  3. Ain't No Cure For Love
  4. Bird On The Wire
  5. Everybody Knows
  6. In My Secret Life
  7. Who By Fire
  8. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
  9. Anthem
  10. Introduction (From Live In London)
  11. Tower Of Song
  12. Suzanne
  13. The Gypsy's Wife
  14. Boogie Street
  15. Hallelujah
  16. Democracy
  17. I'm Your Man
  18. Recitation (From Live In London)
  19. Take This Waltz
  20. So Long Marianne
  21. First We Take Manhattan
  22. Sisters Of Mercy
  23. If It Be Your Will
  24. Closing Time
  25. I Tried To Leave You
  26. Wither Thou Goest

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