Leonard Cohen

Different Sides

We find ourselves on different sides Of a line, nobody drew Though it all may be one in the higher eye Down here where we live, it is two I, to my side, call the meek and the mild You, to your side, call the Word By virtue of suffering I claim to have won You claim to have never been heard Both of us say there are laws to obey Yeah, but frankly I don't like your tone You want to change the way I make love But I wanna leave it alone The pull of the moon, the thrust of the sun Thus the ocean is crossed The waters are blessed while a shadowy guest Kindles a light for the lost Both of us say there are laws to obey But frankly, I don't like your tone You want to change the way I make love Yeah but I wanna leave it alone Down in the valley, the famine goes on Famine up on the hill I say that you shouldn't, you couldn't, you can't You say that you must and you will You want to live where the suffering is I want to get out of town C'mon baby, give me a kiss Stop writing everything down