Leonard Cohen

poems:

15

i am your man

If you want a lover I'll do anything you ask me to, and if you want another kind of love I'll wear a mask for you. If you want a partner take my hand or if you want to strike me down in anger here I stand. I'm your man if you want a boxer I will step into the ring for you, and if you want a doctor I'll examine every inch of you, if you want a driver climb inside or if you want to take me for a ride you know you can - I'm your man. Ah, the moon's too bright, the chain's too tight, the beast won't go to sleep, I've been running through these promises to you that I made and I could not keep, ah but a man never got a woman back not by begging on his knees, or I'd crawl to you baby and I'd fall at your feet and I'd howl at your beauty like a dog in heat, and I'd claw at your heart and I'd tear at your sheet I'd say please, please I'm your man. And if you've got to sleep a moment on the road I will steer for you, and if you want to work the street alone I'll disappear for you, if you want a father for your child or only want to walk with me a while across the sand I'm your man. If you want a lover I'll do anything you ask me to, and if you want another kind of love I'll wear a mask for you.

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