365 #174 – Like a bird on a wire

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Bird on a wire – Leonard Cohen

Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free

Like a worm on a hook
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee

If I, if I have been unkind
I hope that you can just let it go by
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you

Oh, like a baby, stillborn
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me

But I swear by this song
And by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee

I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch
He said to me, “You must not ask for so much”
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door
She cried to me, “Hey, why not ask for more?”

Oh, like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free

© LEONARD COHEN STRANGER MUSIC INC

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2 responses

  1. y e s !

    23/06/2011 at 21:37

  2. Stephen

    I’m a huge fan of minimalist pieces of art and this is one of my favourites from your 365. Well done

    23/06/2011 at 21:21

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