Leonard Cohen

Leaving the Table

I'm leaving the table I'm out of the game I don't know the people In your picture frame If I ever loved you or no, no It's a crying shame if I ever loved you If I knew your name You don't need a lawyer I'm not making a claim You don't need to surrender I'm not taking aim I don't need a lover, no, no, no The wretched beast is tame I don't need a lover So blow out the flame There's nobody missing There is no reward Little by little We're cutting the cord We're spending the treasure, oh, no, no That love cannot afford I know you can feel it The sweetness restored I don't need a reason For what I became I've got these excuses They're tired and lame I don't need a pardon, no, no, no, no, no There's no one left to blame I'm leaving the table I'm out of the game