The Window

Leonard Cohen

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 Why do you stand by the window
 DA
 Abandoned to beauty and pride
 AE
 The thorn of the night in your bosern
 DA
 The spear of the age in you side
 AE
 Lost in the rages of fragrance
 DA
 Lost in the rags of remorse
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 Lost in the waves of a sickness
 DA
 That loosens the high silver nerves

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 O chosen love, O frozen love
 DA
 O tangle of matter and ghost
 E
 O darling of angels, demons and saints
 DA
 And the whole broken-hearted host
 AE
 Gentle this soul

And come forth from your cloud of unknowing
kiss the cheek of the moon
The new Jerusalem glowing
Why tarry all night in this ruin
And leave no word of discomfort
Or leave no observer to mourn
But climb on your tears and be silent
Like the rose on its ladder of thorn

Chorus

Then lay your rose on the fire
The fire give up to the sun
The sun give over to splendor
In the arms of the High Holy One
For The Holy One dreams of a letter
And he Dreams of a letter's death
Oh bless the continuous stutter
Of the word being made into flesh

Chorus

MfG Tobi


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