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Villanelle for our time


by Leonard Cohen. Buy album CD: Dear Heather


Words by Frank Scott (1899-1985)
Music by Leonard Cohen

From bitter searching of the heart,
Quickened with passion and with pain
We rise to play a greater part.
This is the faith from which we start:
Men shall know commonwealth again
From bitter searching of the heart.
We loved the easy and the smart,
But now, with keener hand and brain,
We rise to play a greater part.
The lesser loyalties depart,
And neither race nor creed remain
From bitter searching of the heart.
Not steering by the venal chart
That tricked the mass for private gain,
We rise to play a greater part.
Reshaping narrow law and art
Whose symbols are the millions slain,
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise to play a greater part.
 



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Album: Dear Heather (2004) Lyrics
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  1. Tennessee waltz (live)
  2. Go no more a-roving
  3. Because of
  4. The letters
  5. Undertow
  6. Morning glory
  7. On that day
  8. Villanelle for our time
  9. There for you
  10. Dear heather
  11. Nightingale
  12. To a teacher
  13. The faith
  14. Tennessee waltz

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