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Cohen, Leonard - Tower of Song

Identifier

007929

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Leonard Cohen -  from The Tower of Song

… Well my friends are gone
And my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I'm crazy for love, but I'm not coming on
I'm just paying my rent every day
In the Tower of Song

I said to Hank Williams
'How lonely does it get?'
Hank Williams hasn't answered yet
But I hear him coughing, all night long
A hundred floors above me
In the Tower of Song

I was born like this
I had no choice
I was born with the gift of a golden voice
And twenty seven angels from the Great Beyond
They tied me to this table right here
In the Tower of Song

So you can stick your little pins
In that Voudou doll
I'm very sorry baby  doesn't look like me at all
And I'm standing by the window, where the Light is strong
They don't let a woman kill you
Not in the Tower of Song

Now you can say that I've grown bitter
But of this you may be sure
The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor
And there's a mighty judgement coming
But I may be wrong
I hear these funny voices
In the Tower of Song

…..............

Now I bid you farewell
I don't know when I'll be back
They're moving us tomorrow to the tower down the track
But you'll be hearing from me baby
Long after I'm gone
I'll be speaking to you sweetly
From a window
In the Tower of Song

The source of the experience

Cohen, Leonard

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Light
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