Leonard Cohen

The Law

Album Various Positions, 1984

How many times did you call me And I knew it was late I left everybody But I never went straight I don't claim to be guilty But I do understand There's a law, there's an arm, there's a hand There's a law, there's an arm, there's a hand Now my heart's like a blister From doin' what I do If the moon has a sister It's got to be you I'm gonna miss you forever Tho' it's not what I planned There's a law, there's an arm, there's a hand There's a law, there's an arm, there's a hand Now the deal has been dirty Since dirty began I'm not asking for mercy Not from the man You just don't ask for mercy While you're still on the stand There's a law, there's an arm, there's a hand There's a law, there's an arm, there's a hand I don't claim to be guilty Guilty's too grand There's a law, there's an arm, there's a hand There's a law, there's an arm, there's a hand That's all I can say, baby That's all I can say It wasn't for nothing That they put me away I fell with my angel Down the chain of command There's a law, there's an arm, there's a hand There's a law, there's an arm, there's a hand There's a law, there's an arm, there's a hand