Different Sides

Album: Old Ideas (2012)
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  • We find ourselves on different sides
    Of a line nobody drew
    Though it all may be one in the higher eye
    Down here where we live it is two

    I to my side call the meek and the mild
    You to your side call the Word
    By virtue of suffering I claim to have won
    You claim to have never been heard

    Both of us say there are laws to obey
    But frankly I don’t like your tone
    You want to change the way I make love
    I want to leave it alone

    The pull of the moon, the thrust of the sun
    And thus the ocean is crossed
    The waters are blessed while a shadowy guest
    Kindles a light for the lost

    Both of us say there are laws to obey
    But frankly I don’t like your tone
    You want to change the way I make love
    I want to leave it alone

    Down in the valley the famine goes on
    The famine up on the hill
    I say that you shouldn’t, you couldn’t, you can’t
    You say that you must and you will

    Both of us say there are laws to obey
    But frankly I don’t like your tone
    You want to change the way I make love
    I want to leave it alone

    You want to live where the suffering is
    I want to get out of town
    C’mon baby give me a kiss
    Stop writing everything down

    Both of us say there are laws to obey
    Yeah, but frankly I don’t like your tone
    You want to change the way I make love
    I want to leave it alone

    Both of us say there are laws to obey
    But frankly I don’t like your tone
    You want to change the way I make love
    I want to leave it alone Writer/s: LEONARD COHEN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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