Anthem
Leonard Cohen Lyrics


The birds they sang
At the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don't dwell on what
Has passed away
Or what is yet to be
Yeah the wars they will
Be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
Bought and sold
And bought again
The dove is never free

Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That's how the light gets in

We asked for signs
The signs were sent
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
Of every government
Signs for all to see

I can't run no more
With that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
Say their prayers out loud
But they've summoned, they've summoned up
A thundercloud
And they're going to hear from me

(Ring, ring, ring, ring)
Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That's how the light gets in

You can add up the parts
You won't have the sum
You can strike up the march
There is no drum
Every heart, every heart to love will come
But like a refugee

(Ring, ring, ring, ring)
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That's how the light gets in
Ring the bells that still can ring (ring the bells that still can ring)
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That's how the light gets in
That's how the light gets in
That's how the light gets in

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Written by: Leonard Cohen

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Juan Camacho

The birds they sang
At the break of day
"Start again"
I seem to hear them say
Do not dwell on what has passed away
Or what is yet to be

Ah, the wars they will be fought again
The holy dove, she will be caught again
Bought and sold, and bought again
The dove is never free

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in
🎵🎶🎵🎶
We asked for signs
The signs were sent
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
Yeah, and the widowhood
Of every single government
Signs for all to see

I can't run no more
With that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
Say their prayers out loud
But they've summoned, they've summoned up
A thundercloud
They're going to hear from me

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in
🎵🎶🎵🎶
You can add up the parts
But you won't have the sum
You can strike up the march
There is no drum
Every heart, every heart
To love will come
But like a refugee

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in

That's how the light gets in
That's how the light gets in



Patagualian Mostly

This man... This man....I cannot describe.... he made me:
He is all I ever will be.
He shaped my opinions on every subject under the sun.
About everything. Love...money...respect... life.....
I owe him everything I hold dear to my heart.
He owns me.
My wife will never know where I get my values from.
This man cemented my beliefs & fears....Made me whole.
Thankyou.
Leonard Cohen. One of the greatest human beings. Ever.



M M

What a great example of leadership!

I have been a fan of Leonard Cohen for decades, but how he appreciates each member of his musicians should be an example to all leaders out there.

Hat in hand he listens to their skills and bows in appreciation.

You can see that this is a very close organization by the way that the musicians also bow to him and then to the customers/audience.

So, not only did he guide my life when I was searching for orientation, now he is also an example for leadership.

My hat is off to him!



Marcus Guedes

Há uma falha em tudo
É assim que a luz entra
Nós pedimos sinais
Os sinais foram enviados
O nascimento traído
O casamento gasto
Sim, a viuvez
De todo governo
Sinais para todos verem
Eu não posso mais correr
Com essa multidão descontrolada
Enquanto os assassinos em lugares altos
Fazem suas orações em voz alta
Mas eles invocaram, eles invocaram
Uma tempestade
E eles vão ouvir de mim
Toque os sinos que ainda pode tocar
Você pode acrescentar as partes
Mas você não vai encontrar a soma
Você pode iniciar a marcha
Não há nenhum tambor
Todo coração, todo coração
Virá para amar
Mas como um refugiado
Toque os sinos que ainda pode tocar
Esqueça sua perfeita oferenda
Há uma falha, uma falha em tudo
É assim que a luz entra
Toque os sinos que ainda pode tocar
Esqueça sua perfeita oferenda
Há uma falha, uma falha em tudo
É assim que a luz entra
É assim que a luz entra
É assim que a luz entra



All comments from YouTube:

Deb Picard

The older I get, the more deeply I understand his songs. No longer from my intellect, but from my experience. It's a much more profound experience listening now compared to my younger years. So moving. Thank you, Leonard.

Nuala Carey

@Solfrid Madsen we are with you. Irish people understand war. We will not be defeated

Nuala Carey

me too sister

Nuala Carey

I get overwhelmed.

jh van Galen

Geweldig hem ook na zijn dood te horen. Blij zijn voice tijdens mijn leven te mogen horen. Raakt mijn hart diep.

Teresa Delaney

So true

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Sun Lion

When I struggle to make any sense of the world- Ukraine - Texas - the cruelty and tragedy - I’m so grateful that I can rest a while here and Listen to Leonard’s lyrics & re set myself, let the light get in 💝

Marty Das

We are with you

Abiuso Paola

Grande Leonard

Anita Heywood

@Dia S that's the trouble ...people just DO NOT listen

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