Leonard Cohen

Why Don’t You Try

Why don't you try to do without him? Why don't you try to live alone? Do you really need his hands for your passion? Do you really need his heart for your throne? Do you need his labor for your baby? Do you need his beast for the bone? Do you need to hold a leash to be a lady? I know you're gonna make it, make it on your own Why don't you try to forget him? Just open up your dainty little hand You know this life is filled with many sweet companions Many satisfying one-night stands Do you want to be the ditch around a tower? Do you want to be the moonlight in his cave? Do you want to give your blessing to his power As he goes whistlin' past his daddy, past his daddy's grave? I'd like to take you to the ceremony Well, that is if I remember the way You see Jack and Jill, they're gotta join their misery And I'm afraid it's time for everyone to pray You can see they've finally taken cover They're willing, yeah they're willing to obey Their vows are difficult, they're for each other So let nobody put a loophole, a loophole in their way