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Voor Herosinas

Different Sides

 

We find ourselves on different sides

Of a line that nobody drew

Though it all may be one in the higher eye

Down here where we live it is two

 

I to my side call the meek and the mild

You to your side call the Word

By virtue of suffering I claim to have won

You claim to have never been heard

 

Both of us say there are laws to obey

But frankly I don’t like your tone

You want to change the way I make love

I want to leave it alone (I want to leave it…)

 

The pull of the moon the thrust of the sun

And thus the ocean is crossed

The waters are blessed while a shadowy guest

Kindles a light for the lost

 

Both of us say there are laws to obey…

 

Down in the valley the famine goes on

The famine up on the hill

I say that you shouldn’t you couldn’t you can’t

You say that you must and you will

 

Both of us say there are laws to obey…

 

You want to live where the suffering is

I want to get out of town

C’mon baby give me a kiss

Stop writing everything down

 

Both of us say there are laws to obey

But frankly I don’t like your tone

You want to change the way I make love

I want to leave it alone

 

Both of us say there are laws to obey…

 

Leonard Cohen OLD IDEAS

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Taken on April 4, 2011