Leonard Cohen

Lady Midnight

I came by myself to a very crowded place; I was looking for someone who had lines in her face I found her there but she was past all concern; I asked her to hold me, I said, "Lady, unfold me," But she scorned me and she told me I was dead and I could never return Well, I argued all night like so many have before Saying, "Whatever you give me, I seem to need so much more." Then she pointed at me where I kneeled on her floor She said, "Don't try to use me or slyly refuse me Just win me or lose me It is this that the darkness is for." I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old The stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored." So I walked through the morning, sweet early morning I could hear my lady calling You've won me, you've won me, my Lord... You've won me, you've won me, my Lord...

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