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Sometimes a lyric hits you...

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right between the eyes.<br><br>
It's buried in this Leonard Cohen song... Sisters of Mercy.<br><br>
Oh the sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone.<br>
They were waiting for me when I thought that I just can't go on.<br>
And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song.<br>
Oh I hope you run into them, you who've been travelling so long.<br><br>
Yes you who must leave everything that you cannot control.<br>
It begins with your family, but soon it comes around to your soul.<br>
Well I've been where you're hanging, I think I can see how you're pinned:<br>
When you're not feeling holy, your loneliness says that you've sinned.<br><br>
Well they lay down beside me, I made my confession to them.<br>
They touched both my eyes and I touched the dew on their hem.<br>
If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn<br>
they will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem.<br><br>
When I left they were sleeping, I hope you run into them soon.<br>
Don't turn on the lights, you can read their address by the moon.<br>
And you won't make me jealous if I hear that they sweetened your night:<br>
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right,<br>
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right.
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"Like a bird on a wire<br>
Like a drunk in a midnight choir...."<br><br>
What a marvellous simile!! He is a great wordsmith.
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