Leonard Cohen

Lover Lover Lover

I asked my father I said, "Father, change my name The one I'm using now it's covered up With fear and filth and cowardice and shame." He said, "I locked you in this body I meant it as a kind of trial You can use it for a weapon Or to make some woman smile." "Then let me start again," I cried "Please let me start again I want a face that's fair this time I want a spirit that is calm." Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover Come back to me Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover Come back to me "I never turned aside," he said "I never walked away It was you who built the temple It was you who covered up my face." "And may the spirit of this song May it rise up pure and free May it be a shield for you A shield against the enemy." Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover Come back to me Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover Come back to me