Leonard Cohen - Blessed is the memory

I remember the promise that you made in the barn
When the kittens were born and you could not keep warm.
So you moved away the mountain that the sun rose behind
And you said yourself a prayer and layed down with the blind.

But you lost him in your freedom
And you need him now you're wild.
Blessed is the memory of everybody's child.

And the vow of compassion is falling through your teeth.
When the war began to end and the photographs weep.
Well nobody blames you as the train pulls away
With it's cargo of snow for these German paperweights.

But you lost him in your freedom
And you need him now you're wild.
Blessed is the memory of everybody's child.


Well it's five in the morning, there's no one at home,
Except for your wife and your child on the phone.
Somebody has got to listen to a promise or two.
Oh this room is far to small for a pilgrim like you.

But you lost him in your freedom
And you need him now you're wild.
Blessed is the memory of everybody's child.

So now that you've decided to follow the sun
Like a shadow of birds or a king on the run.
Oh your chains are too dark for the seas you must swim.
You're smiling at the seaweed, your smile is too grim.

Oh you lost him in your freedom
And you need him now you're wild.
Blessed is the memory of everybody's child.
Blessed is the memory of everybody's child.

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