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LEONARD COHEN lyrics - Songs From A Room

The Butcher

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I came upon a butcher, he was slaughtering a lamb, I accused him there with his tortured lamb. He said, 'Listen to me, child, I am what I am and you, you are my only son.' Well, I found a silver needle, I put it into my arm. It did some good, did some harm. But the nights were cold and it almost kept me warm, how come the night is long I saw some flowers growing up where that lamb fell down; was I supposed to praise my Lord, make some kind of joyful sound He said, 'Listen, listen to me now, I go round and round and you, you are my only child.' Do not leave me now, do not leave me now, I'm broken down from a recent fall. Blood upon my body and ice upon my soul, lead on, my son, it is your world.

Another Way

Gary Brooker
(Brooker) My temper's boiling like a thermal mire My heart is burning like a forest fire for you Sticking pins all over my effigy The pain's no worse than the witch's heart you left with me How can you fail to see my point of view Or are your eyes a bitch's brew? At first I thought you came from paradise then you split my world in two, but I love you So tell me it another way listen what I have to say Don't leave me for another day Tell me that you're here to stay There's something odd about the way I fell Could it be those potions that you mixed up Oh so well? You spin your web but like a spider's mate I served your purpose but for me it's not too late You cut me deep but hat is how I learned You're just my cup of gruel Familiar faces that you left with me Are they meant to be so cruel? 'Cos I live you So tell me it another way listen what I have to say Don't leave me for another day Tell me that you're here to stay That's all the words you have to say Tell me it another way

Disintegration

THE CURE "Disintegration"
oh i miss the kiss of treachery the shameless kiss of vanity the soft and the black and the velvety up tight against the side of me and mouth and eyes and heart all bleed and run in thickening streams of greed as bit by bit it starts the need to just let go my party piece oh i miss the kiss of treachery the aching kiss before i feed the stench of a love for a younger meat and the sound that it makes when it cuts in deep the holding up on bended knees the addiction of duplicities as bit by bit it starts the need to just let go my party piece but i never said i would stay to the end so i leave you with babies and hoping for frequency screaming like this in the hope of the secrecy screaming me over and over and over i leave you with photographs pictures of trickery stains on the carpet and stains on the scenery songs about happiness murmured in dreams when we both us knew how the ending would be... so it's all come back round to breaking apart again breking apart like i'm made up of glass again making it up behind my back again holding my breath for the fear of sleep again holding it up behind my head again cut in deep to the heart of the bone again round and round and round and it's coming apart again over and over and over now that i know that i'm breaking to pieces i'll pull out my heart and i'll feed it to anyone crying for sympathy crocodile cry for the love of the crowd and the three cheers from everyone dropping through sky through the glass of the roof through the roof of your mouth through the mouth of your eye through the eye of the needle it's easier for me to get closer to heaven than ever feel whole again i never said i would stay to the end i knew i would leave you with babies and everything screaming like this in the hole of sincerity screaming me over and over and over i leave you with photographs pictues of trickery stains on the carpet and stains on the memory songs about happiness murmured in dreams when we both of us knew how the end always is... how the end always is...

I'll Find My Way Home

Jon And Vangelis
[shooting] [movie like speech:] Frankie: Okay, this is the picture. Johnny's been hurt. He's been hurt bad. Woman: Look, we can't leave him here, we can't. Look, he's in a pool of blood. He's gonna die, I know it. Frankie: We've gotta leave him here, honey. We gotta. He won't talk, I promise you that! Will you Johnny? Woman: Frankie, I don't care whether he talks or not, I just can't leave him like this. Johnny: Listen. Leave me here I... I... I can ... I can ... handle it. Woman: Oh, no, Johnny, no... [interlude] Frankie: The cops are outside. Luke's in the car. Come on, let's get the hell outta this joint. Woman: Frankie, when they get here wer're gonna be dead, I know we are! We don't have agun! Frankie: Listen. We got three million... Listen, [spud]. We got three million in the can, here. We can't look after him, I'll send the bird to his mother. Come on, let's just get out of this place, we can do it! Woman: Oh, no, Johnny, no... [interlude] Frankie: Okay now, just lean up against that door. When I give the word Go we just..., we just go through it and blast at the same time. She came, as in the book, Mickey Spillane That Saturday night dark masquerade Had filled his friend with lead, the same, sweetheart But then, as nothing happens quite the same Investigation is the game He had to check her story right away-he dead Sam Spade his buddy Archer first to go he got it She spelt it out, how could they know the 'Fatman' got it -he dead Her sister didn't really live at all-confusion-he dead His chase led to the Fatman, to face the friends of Mr. Cairo [movie like speech:] Woman: Hey, there's a really terrific dress shop. Can we stop this raid while I buy a new gown? Frankie: I'll buy you the whole factory, sweetheart. Don't worry. That night, the double crosser got it right Pretending he was really dim He slipped to Sam a double gin (Mickey Finn) He woke, the boys had gone, but not his gun They'd left a note to lead him on The chase to find the Maltese Falcon-you bet- Early thirties gangster movies Set to spellbind population From Chicago to Hong Kong Via Istanbul the Talking Tong Dirty rats thru' prohibition Money flowed thru gangsterism Acting out this fantasy In Hollywoods vicinity The best part for the best rendition Al Capone he sent to prison Citizen Kane came fast and quickly Conquering ol' New York City Poking fun at superstition Media became television Give me Cagney anyday Or Jimmy Stewart for President Or Edward 'G' and all those guys Who always shoot between the eyes Between the eyes Between the eyes [movie like speech:] Kasper: ha, ha, well done Mr. Cairo, and what do you have to say about that, my friend? Spade: Allright. So you've got me in it. What about her? Brigid: Don't worry about me, I'm okay Kasper: Very magnanimous, sir, very magnanimous indeed, ha, ha, ha Mr. Cairo: You mean..., you won't make us an offer we... we can't refuse... Father love do you work, do you work for Mother Chances could call, and accept that, be no other Science as it might, disappear correspond with colour Chance is the fruit, will outlive, what is now the brother Call for total wealth to distribute like a picture In black and white, give it joy, give it, let it hit you Spoil our existence by extreme gift to population Father love do you work, do you work for Mother Tell me straight be the Godfather be no other Media Kings give us now give us total movie Straight right now, give it clear, give us total movie Now being here, being now, being here believing [movie like speeches:] Man: I don't know which words to put in there sweetheart, you know, I can't do it. Pretty kind of useless, though, don't you think so Mary? Man: Come with me to the far lands of Baghdad. Woman: Oh, if only I could. That's what I want more than anything in the world, but it could never be... Man: Of course it can... Woman: But my father would find us wherever we went. Yes, he has forbidden me to... to even speak to you, if he finds me now. I don't know what he'd do... Man: But he doesn't know that I'm... I'm a prince. Before, I was the thief of Baghdad now... Woman: It doesn't matter... Man: Then follow me, darling, follow me now to the ends of the Earth One on one to talk to you Like film stars they get close to you You've mirrored his appeal He wants you so, he wants to be beside you Then you pass by giving him the other side of you Like the mystics do So that every time he moves, he moves for you Soul and light can always see The meeting of true love and she This silent night and I, I guess a lonely mind might see I've seen love on the screen I've seen a screen goddesss and me-oh How often this, how often, this the power of you And so, I must confess Whatever I see I'm meant to be there with you With you with you Silent golden movies, talkies, technicolour, long ago My younger ways stand clearer, clearer than my footprints Stardom greats I've followed closely Closer than the nearest heartbeat Longer that expected-ther were great- Oh love oh love just to see them Acting on the silver screen, oh my Clark Gable, Fairbanks, Maureen O'Sullivan Fantasy would fill my life and I Love fantasy so much Did you see in the morning light I really talked, yes I did, to Gods early dawning light And I was privileged to be as I am to this day To be with you. To be with you [movie actor like speech:] Mr. Cairo: Listen. I have arranged this display for... for all of you people to... to come here this evening and I... I know you have been searched, but, what you... you don't realize is, is that in the back of the Maltese Falcon, I have it ...

Villanova Junction

JIMI HENDRIX "Woodstock"
JIMI: BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER WE'D LIKE TO SAY THAT YOU ALL REALLY HAD A LOT OF PASHENTS THREE DAYS WORTH. YOU'VE PROOVED TO THE WORLD WHAT CAN HAPPEN WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE AND SOUNDS. OH, I LEFT MY GIRLFRIEND AT HOME I'M SORRY. I'D LIKE TO DO A THING THAT A NEW AMERICAN ANTHEM UNTIL WE GET ANOTHER ON TOGETHER. THIS IS CALLED 'VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN)'. WELL, I STAND UP NEXT TO A MOUNTAIN I CHOP IT DOWN WITH THE EDGE OF MY HAND WELL, I STAND UP NEXT TO A MOUNTAIN AND I CHOP IT DOWN WITH THE EDGE OF MY HAND I PICK UP ALL THE PIECES AND MAKE AN ISLAND MIGHT EVEN RAISE A LITTLE SAND YEAH HEY CAUSE I'M A VOODOO CHILD, VOODOO CHILD LORD KNOWS I'M A VOODOO CHILD BABY JIMI: BEFORE WE LEAVE I'D LIKE TO SAY THE NAME OF THE GROUP ONE MORE TIME THIS IS OUR FIRST LITTLE GIG WE'D LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LETTIN' US USE YOUR EARS, AND YOUR HEARTS. AND THE NAME OF THE GROUP IS GYPSY SUN AND RAINBOWS, AND YOU CAN CALL IT HA HA BAND OF GYPSIES, ANYTHING YOU WANT TO. HERE WE GO AGIAN A COUPLE OF PURPLE PATH SONGS. PLAYIN' THE CONGOS OVER THERE THAT'S JUMA, AND LARRY LEE JUST WALKIN AROUND IN SPACE, AND WE GOT WE GOT BILLY COX PLAYIN' BASS OVER THERE, MITCH MITCHELL JERRY VELEZ. I DIDN'T MEEN TO TAKE UP ALL YOUR SWEET TIME I'M GONNA WRITE BACK ONE OF THESE DAYS I DIDN'T MEEN TO TAKE UP ALL YOUR SWEET TIME WRITE BACK ONE OF THESE DAYS HEYAAAAHEYAAA I DON'T SEE YOU NO MORE IN THIS WORLD MAYBE I'LL TRY THE NEXT ONE YOU'LL BE THERE YOU'LL BE THERE JIMI: I'D LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND GOOD NIGHT, I'D LIKE TO SAY PEACE. YEAH, AND HAPPINESS, HAPPINESS, YEAH HAPPINESS. I'M THE MAN, AT LEAST I'M TRYIN' TO BE BUT I'M LOOKIN FOR THE OTHER PART OF ME TRYYY TRYYY YOUR A WOMEN AT LEAST YOU SAY YOU ARE DOES HE GET WITH MY GUITAR TRYYYY TRYYYY OOOOOOO DOOOOOOO (SCAT SINGING) JIMI: THANK YOU AGIAN, YOU CAN LEAVE IF YOU WANT TO WE'RE JUST JAMMIN' THAT'S ALL YOU CAN LEAVE OR YOU CAN CLAP HA.

Friend Or Foe

JAY-Z "Reasonable Doubt"
check one check two, you know what to do primo, cold crush when i give it to you friend or foe yo, state your biz ya tend to dough, ah , there it is me, i run the show, oh, and these kids don't like nobody commin around here fuckin wit they doe for shit you enterprisin though, and i like it but fuck with the big dogs though, i gotta bite ya, look, its out of my hands and you gettin money round here, its not in the plans so hop yo ass out of that van, head back to kansas i'm sendin niggas back up in campuses chance is slimmer than that chick in calvin klien pantses let me guess, they said it was money round here and the rest is me stoppin you from gettin it, correct sorry to hear that, my guess is you got work at the hotel i'll take care of that , you'll see, now please give me the room key you're twitchin, don't do that, you makin me nervous my crew, well, they do pack, them niggas is murderous so would ya, please put your hand back in sight they don't like to see me nervous you can understand that, right you draw, better be picasso, y'know the best cause if this is not so, ah, god bless you leave me no choice, i leave you no voice believe me son i hate to do it just as bad as you hate to see it done now calm your boys, cause i'm findin it a little hard to concentrate with all the noise get the point, i'll let ya go, before ya leave,i guess i aughta let you know, i need those keys and promise you never, no matter the weather evaevaevaevaevaevaevaevaeva come around here no mo'

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