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LEONARD COHEN


Recitation Lyrics

You came to me this morning
And you handled me like meat
You? d have to be a man to know
How good that feels, how sweet

My mirror twin, my next of kin
I? d know you in my sleep
And who but you would take me in
A thousand kisses deep

I loved you when you opened
Like a lily to the heat
You see I? m just another snowman
Standing in the rain and sleet

Who loved you with his frozen love
His secondhand physique
With all he is and all he was
A thousand kisses deep

I know you had to lie to me
I know you had to cheat
To pose all hot and high
Behind the veils of sheer deceit

Our perfect porn aristocrat
So elegant and cheap
I? m old but I? m still into that
A thousand kisses deep

I? m good at love, I? m good at hate
It? s in between I freeze
Been working out but it? s too late
(It? s been too late for years)

But you look good, you really do
They love you on the street
If you were here I? d kneel for you
A thousand kisses deep

The autumn moved across your skin
Got something in my eye
A light that doesn? t need to live
And doesn? t need to die

A riddle in the book of love
Obscure and obsolete
And witnessed here in time and blood
A thousand kisses deep

But I? m still working with the wine
Still dancing cheek to cheek
The band is playing Auld Lang Syne
But the heart will not retreat

I ran with Diz, I sang with Ray
I never had their sweet
But once or twice they let me play
A thousand kisses deep

I loved you when you opened
Like a lily to the heat
You see I? m just another snowman
Standing in the rain and sleet

Who loved you with his frozen love
His secondhand physique
With all he is and all he was
A thousand kisses deep

But you don? t need to hear me now
And every word I speak
It counts against me anyhow
A thousand kisses deep

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Songwriter(s): Leonard Cohen
Copyright: Old Ideas LLC
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