The Butcher
Leonard Cohen Lyrics


I came upon a butcher,
He was slaughtering a lamb,
I accused him there
With his tortured lamb.

He said, Listen to me, child,
I am what I am and you, you are my only son.
Well, I found a silver needle,
I put it into my arm.
It did some good,
Did some harm.
But the nights were cold
And it almost kept me warm,
How come the night is long?
I saw some flowers growing up
Where that lamb fell down

Was I supposed to praise my Lord,
Make some kind of joyful sound?
He said, Listen, listen to me now,
I go round and round
And you, you are my only child.

Do not leave me now,
Do not leave me now,
I'm broken down
From a recent fall.

Blood upon my body
And ice upon my soul,
Lead on, my son, it is your world.

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Written by: LEONARD COHEN

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Ramiro Calderon

Que voz tan maravillosa. Es inigualable.

James Hetfield Anandır

So underrated

Little Foot

Seriously it did get covered by full of hell and the body a couple of years ago it’s a hard interesting interpretation

sofija perkovic

Perfect!👌👍"

Paul Davies

I sing this in the shower - very cathartic

Viola.H

SUPEEER!!! 👉❤👈🎤🎤👌👌🙋

John Kenneth Stava

Tiddely do, tiddely da...

Bruno Modugno

mi ricorda i primi anni '70. E' magico

Suo Nagato

Very healed listening your song

snooder greenberg

is your world? no. its your world? ............ now worlds collide. is this the darkness from the crack?

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