The Old Revolution
Leonard Cohen Lyrics

I finally broke into the prison,
I found my place in the chain.
Even damnation is poisoned with rainbows,
All the brave young men
They're waiting now to see a signal
Which some killer will be lighting for pay.
Into this furnace I ask you now to venture,
You whom I cannot betray.

I fought in the old revolution
On the side of the ghost and the King.
Of course I was very young
And I thought that we were winning;
I can't pretend I still feel very much like singing
As they carry the bodies away.
Into this furnace I ask you now to venture

Lately you've started to stutter
As though you had nothing to say.
To all of my architects let me be traitor.
Now let me say I myself gave the order
To sleep and to search and to destroy.
Into this furnace I ask you now to venture

Yes, you who are broken by power,
You who are absent all day,
You who are kings for the sake of your children's story,
The hand of your beggar is burdened down with money,
The hand of your lover is clay.
Into this furnace I ask you now to venture

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From where did Leonard get his melodies? They're so delicate.

Moon Dancer


Donna L. Despard Palmer

@alpha Sweet!


Moon Dancer It was the only word I found fitting!

Moon Dancer

That's the word I've been looking for! Thanks!⚘


WONDERFUL MUSIC!! Thank you!! 👉❤👈🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵🌼🌼

Craig Johnson

"Even damnation is poisoned with rainbows."

henry alcivar mendoza


Same Old Thing

Wow! This song is deep. Heavy. ❤⚘

باسم الحب الجميل المريخ

Same Old Thing 👍👍👍👍👍

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