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Field Commander Cohen  Leonard Cohen

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Field Commander Cohen - New Skin for the Old Ceremony

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Field Commander Cohen, he was our most important spy.
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Wounded in the line of duty,
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parachuting acid into diplomatic cocktail parties,
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urging Fidel Castro to abandon fields and castles.
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Leave it all and like a man,
come [Bb]back to nothing [Dm]special,
*Am *Am
such as waiting rooms and ticket lines,
*Dm *Am
silver bullet suicides,
*Dm *Am
and messianic ocean tides,
*Dm *Am
and racial roller-coaster rides
*Bb *A
and other forms of boredom advertised as poetry.

E E E E (just the bottom note)

[Bm]   I know you need your s[D]leep now,
   I know your life's been[A] hard.
[Bm]   But many men are f[D]alling,
where you pr[A]omised to stand guard.

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I never asked but I heard you cast your lot along with the poor.
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But then I overheard your prayer,
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that you be this and nothing more
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than just some grateful faithful woman's favourite singing
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the patron Saint of envy and the grocer of despair,
[E]working for the Yankee D[A]ollar.

[Bm]I know you need your sleep now ...

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Ah, lover come and lie with me, if my lover is who you are,
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and be your sweetest self awhile until I ask for more, my child.
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Then let the other selves be wrong, yeah, let them manifest and come
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till every taste is on the tongue,
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till love is pierced and love is hung,
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and every kind of freedom done, then
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oh my love, oh my love, oh my love,...

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