Leonard Cohen

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i am a priest of god

I am a priest of God I walk down the road with my pockets in my hand. Sometimes I'm bad then sometimes I'm very good I believe that I believe everything I should. I like to hear you say when you dance with head rolling upon a silver tray that I am a priest of God. I thought I was doing a thousand other things, but I was a priest of God I loved a thousand women never told the same lie twice. I said O! Christ you're selfish but I shared my bread and rice. I heard my voice tell the crowd that I was alone and a priest of God making me so empty that even now in 1966 I'm not sure I'm a priest of God.

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