Leonard Cohen

On the Level

I knew that it was wrong I didn't have a doubt I was dying to get back home And you were starting out I said I best be moving on You said we have all day You smiled at me like I was young It took my breath away Your crazy fragrance all around Your secrets all in view My lost, my lost was saying found My don't was saying do Let's keep it on the level When I walked away from you I turned my back on the devil Turned my back on the angel, too They oughta give my heart a medal For letting go of you (For letting go of you) When I turned my back on the devil Turned my back on the angel, too Now I'm living in this temple Where they tell you what to do I'm old and I've had to settle On a different point of view I was fighting with temptation But I didn't want to win A man like me don't like to see Temptation caving in Your crazy fragrance all around Your secrets in my view My lost, my lost was saying found My don't was saying do Let's keep it on the level When I walked away from you I turned my back on the devil Turned my back on the angel, too They oughta give my heart a medal For letting go of you When I turned my back on the devil Turned my back on the angel, too