Joan of Arc
Leonard Cohen Lyrics


Now the flames they followed joan of arc
As she came riding through the dark;
No moon to keep her armour bright,
No man to get her through this very smoky night.
She said, I'm tired of the war,
I want the kind of work I had before,
A wedding dress or something white
To wear upon my swollen appetite.

Well, I'm glad to hear you talk this way,
You know I've watched you riding every day
And something in me yearns to win
Such a cold and lonesome heroine.
And who are you? she sternly spoke
To the one beneath the smoke.
Why, I'm fire, he replied,
And I love your solitude, I love your pride.

Then fire, make your body cold,
I'm going to give you mine to hold,
Saying this she climbed inside
To be his one, to be his only bride.
And deep into his fiery heart
He took the dust of joan of arc,
And high above the wedding guests
He hung the ashes of her wedding dress.

It was deep into his fiery heart
He took the dust of joan of arc,
And then she clearly understood
If he was fire, oh then she must be wood.
I saw her wince, I saw her cry,
I saw the glory in her eye.
Myself I long for love and light,
But must it come so cruel, and oh so bright?

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Written by: RICHARD WEBB, DAVID JONATHAN COHEN, CAROLINE NORRIS

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Alex Xela

Lyrics

Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc
As she came riding through the dark
No moon to keep her Armour bright
Then no man to get her through this darkest very smoky night

She said, "I'm tired of the war
I want the kind of work I had before
With a wedding dress or something white
To wear upon my swollen appetite"

Well, I'm glad to to hear you talk this way
You see I've watched you riding all most every single day
And theres something in me yearns to win
Such a very cold and such a very lonesome heroine

? Well then, who are you?" she sternly spoke
To the one beneath the smoke
"Why, I'm, I'm fire, " he replied
"And I love your solitude, how I love your sense of pride"

"Well then fire, make your body cold
I'm gonna give you mine to hold"
Saying this she climbed inside
To be his one, to be his only bride

It was deep into his fiery heart
He took the dust of a Joan of Arc
And high above all these assembled wedding guests
He hung the ashes of her very lovely wedding dress

It was deep deep into his fiery heart
That he took the dust of all precious Joan of Arc
Then she clearly clearly understood
If if he was fire, oh she must be wood

I saw her wince, I saw her cry
I saw the glory in her eye
Myself I long, I long for love and light
But must it come so cruel, and must it must it be so very bright



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Daniel Morales

This album is one of the greatest of all the time

inter

Thanks to talent and LSD :)

Teni Billa

No cap

José Carlos Leite

Lyrics Joana D'arc + Leonard
cohen

HansPeter Lechner

I fully agree with you ...

Budahbaba

...and under appreciated.

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Nic T

this is such a beautiful song like countless others of his...   "I saw her wince, I saw her cry, I saw the glory in her eye. Myself I long for love and light, but must it come so cruel, and oh so bright?     ♥ RIP Leonard

Ron B

RIP Nico.

Moon Dancer

@Budahbaba 🌹

Sam Harrison

@Charles Krug Thankyou! Ive been trying to make this song out for years - now I can put it to rest x

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