Leonard Cohen, “So Long Marianne”
It’s written on the walls of this hotel
Leonard Cohen, “Paper Thin Hotel”
You go to heaven once you’ve been to hell
A heavy burden lifted from my soul
I heard that love was out of my control.
Put out your cigarette, my love,
Leonard Cohen, “A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes”
you’ve been alone too long;
and some of us are very hungry now
to hear what it is you’ve done that was so wrong.
You know my love goes with you as your love stays with me,
Leonard Cohen, “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye”
it’s just the way it changes, like the shoreline and the sea.
Why don’t you try to do without him?
Leonard Cohen, “Why Don’t You Try”
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?
Both of us say there are laws to obey
Leonard Cohen, “Different Sides”
But frankly I don’t like your tone
You want to change the way I make love
I want to leave it alone
I don’t mean to suggest that I loved you the best,
Leonard Cohen, “Chelsea Hotel no. 2”
I can’t keep track of each fallen robin.
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
that’s all, I don’t even think of you that often.