Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Song For Leonard Cohen

i took the dogs on up the street
and fought the cars like ragged meat
i crossed the way and turned my back to scorn
the sun was casting shadows it had torn

i found the path behind the trees
and looked at all the majesty
i tried to hold the wind that seemed to warn
i laughed at that and found i was reborn

you have to die, the reason why
is love itself, it has to cry
it has to cry or no one listens
you have to see, you have to know
that we have things that do not show
we have to cry or no one listens

i walked among the dancing green
and saw the towers and the leaves
i turned and listened to the ancient horns
i remember hearing something so forlorn

the time of day had passed away
and golden light had all turned gray
goodbye to sprites that lived in peppercorn
i laughed at that and found i was reborn

you have to die, the reason why
is love itself, it has to cry
it has to cry or no one listens
you have to see, you have to know
that we have things that do not show
we have to cry or no one listens

i made it back as darkness fell
we drank cold water from the well
it tasted like a world that never dies
like tears of love from clouds all passing by

the night it came, a canopy
of sweet surrender, a blackened sea
the place where dreams are free to roam
the dreams are after all my only home

you have to die, the reason why
is love itself, it has to cry
it has to cry or no one listens
you have to see, you have to know
that we have things that do not show
we have to cry or no one listens

will you listen
will you listen
will you listen
and then let go

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