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So Long Marianne

(Leonard Cohen)

Lyrics

Come over to the window my darling
I'd like to read your palm
I used to think I was some kind of gypsy boy
Before I let you take me home

Now so long Marianne
Ain't it time that we began
To laugh and cry and cry
And laugh about it all again

Well you know that I love to live with you
You make me forget so very much
I forget to pray for the angels
And the angels forget to pray for us

Well so long Marianne
Ain't it time that we began
To laugh and cry and cry
And laugh about it all again

We met when we were almost young
Deep in the green lilac park
You held on to me like I was a crucifix
As we went tumbling through the dark

Now so long Marianne
Ain't it time that we began
To laugh and cry and cry
And laugh about it all again

Your letters they say that you're beside me now
Why do I feel alone
I'm standing on a ledge and your fine spider web
Is fastening my ankle to a stone

Oh so long Marianne
Ain't it time that we began
To laugh and cry and cry
And laugh about it all again

For now I need your hidden love
I'm as cold as a new razor blade
You left when I said that I was curious
I never said that I was brave

Well so long Marianne
Ain't it time that we began
To laugh and cry and cry
And laugh about it all again

Oh your really your such a pretty one
I see you've gone and changed your name again
And just when I climbed this whole mountainside
To wash my eyelids in the rain

Well so long Marianne
Ain't it time that we began
To laugh and cry and cry
And laugh about it all again


Your eyes oh I forget your eyes
Your body's at home in every sea
But how come you gave my secret to everyone
You saved a secret for me

Well so long Marianne
Ain't it time that we began
To laugh and cry and cry
And laugh about it all again

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