LEONARD COHEN


Take This Longing Lyrics

Take this longing

Many men have loved the belt
You fasten to the rein
And everyone who wanted you
They found what they will always want to gain
Your beauty lost to you yourself
Just as it was lost to them

Ah take this longing from my tongue
Whatever useless things these hands have done
Let me see your beauty broken down
Like you would do for one you love

Your body like a search light
My poverty revealed
I would like to try your charity until you cry
Now you must try my greed
And everything depends upon
How near you sleep to me

Just take this longing from my tongue
All the lonely things my hands have done
Let me see your beauty broken down
Like you would do for one you love

Hungry as an arch way
Through which the troops have passed
I stand in ruins behind you
With your winter clothe, your broken sandal strap
I love to see you naked over there
And specially from the back

Ah take this longing from my tongue
All the useless things my hands have done
Untie for me your I do gown
Like you would do for one which you love

You're faithful to the better man
I'm afraid that he left
So let me judge your love affair
In this very room where I have sentenced mine to death
I'll even wear these old laurel leaves that he's shaking from his head

Just take this longing from my tongue
All the useless things my hands have done
Let me see your beauty broken down
Like you would do for one you love
Like you would do for one you love

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Songwriter(s): Leonard Cohen
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