Leonard Cohen

Is This What You Wanted

You were the promise at dawn I was the morning after You were Jesus Christ, my Lord I was the money lender You were the sensitive woman I was the very reverend Freud You were the manual orgasm I was the dirty little boy And is this what you wanted To live in a house that is haunted By the ghost of you and me? And is this what you wanted To live in a house that is haunted By the ghost of you and me? You were Marlon Brando I was Steve McQueen You were K-Y Jelly I was Vaseline You were the father of modern medicine I was Mr. Clean You were the Whore and the Beast of Babylon, I was Rin Tin Tin You got old and wrinkled I stayed seventeen You lusted after so many I lay here with one You defied your solitude I came through alone You said you could never love me I undid your gown I mean, is this what you wanted To live in a house that is haunted By the ghost of you and me? That's right, is this what you wanted To live in a house