Almost Like The Blues

Album: Popular Problems (2014)
  • I saw some people starving
    There was murder, there was rape
    Their villages were burning
    They were trying to escape
    I couldn't meet their glances
    I was staring at my shoes
    It was acid, it was tragic
    It was almost like the blues
    It was almost like the blues

    I have to die a little
    Between each murderous thought
    And when I'm finished thinking
    I have to die a lot
    There's torture and there's killing
    And there's all my bad reviews
    The war, the children missing
    Lord, it's almost like the blues
    It's almost like a blues

    So I let my heart get frozen
    To keep away the rot
    My father says I'm chosen
    My mother says I'm not
    I listened to their story
    Of the Gypsies and the Jews
    It was good, it wasn't boring
    It was almost like the blues
    It was almost like the blues

    There is no God in Heaven
    And there is no Hell below
    So says the great professor
    Of all there is to know
    But I've had the invitation
    That a sinner can't refuse
    And it's almost like salvation
    It's almost like the blues
    It's almost like a blues
    Almost like a blues Writer/s: LEONARD COHEN, PATRICK LEONARD
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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