One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong Lyrics

One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong

By Leonard Cohen

I lit a thin green candle
To make you jealous of me
But the room just filled up with mosquitoes
They heard that my body was free.
Then I took the dust
Of a long sleepless night
And I put it in your little shoe
And then I confess
That I tortured the dress
That you wore for the world to look through.

I showed my heart to a doctor
He said I’d just have to quit
Then he wrote himself a prescription
Your name was mentioned in it.
Then he locked himself
In a library shelf
With the details of our honeymoon
And I hear from the nurse
That he’s gotten much worse
And his practice is all in a ruin.

I heard of a saint who had loved you
I studied all night in his school
He taught that the duty of lovers
Is to tarnish the Golden rule.
And just when I was sure
That his teachings were pure
He drowned himself in the pool
His body is gone
But back here on the lawn
His spirit continues to drool.

An Eskimo showed me a movie
He’d recently taken of you
The poor man could hardly stop shivering
His lips and his fingers were blue.
I suppose that he froze
When the wind took your clothes
And I guess he just never got warm
But you stand there so nice
In your blizzard of ice
Oh please let me come into your storm.

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Record Label(s): Originally released 1967 All rights reserved by SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (P) 2007 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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