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The Old Revolution

Leonard Cohen

 EAEBEA
finally broke into the prison, I found my place in the chain.  
 EAA7E
Even damnation is poisoned with rainbows,      
 E7A
all the brave young men they're waiting now to see a signal
 F#mBB7
which some killer will be lighting for pay.  

chorus:

 AEA
 Into this furnace I ask you now to venture,
 EBAE
 you whom I cannot betray.   

additional lyrics:

I fought in the old revolution on the side of the ghost and the King.
Of course I was very young and I thought that we were winning;
I can't pretend I still feel very much like singing
as they carry the bodies away.

chorus

Lately you've started to stutter as though you had nothing to say.
To all of my architects let me be traitor.
Now let me say I myself gave the order
to sleep and to search and to destroy.

chorus

Yes, you who are broken by power, you who are absent all day,
you who are kings for the sake of your children's story,
the hand of your beggar is burdened down with money,
the hand of your lover is clay.

chorus




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