Sisters of Mercy

Album: Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)
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  • All the sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone
    They were waiting for me when I thought that I just can't go on
    And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song
    Oh, I hope you run into them, you who've been travelling so long

    Yes, you who must leave everything that you cannot control
    It begins with your family, but soon it comes around to your soul
    Well, I've been where you're hanging, I think I can see how you're pinned
    When you're not feeling holy, your loneliness says that you've sinned

    Well, they lay down beside me, I made my confession to them
    They touched both my eyes and I touched the dew on their hem
    If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn
    They will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem

    When I left they were sleeping, I hope you run into them soon
    Don't turn on the lights, you can read their address by the moon
    And you won't make me jealous if I hear that they sweetened your night
    We weren't lovers like that and besides, it would still be all right
    We weren't lovers like that and besides, it would still be all right Writer/s: Leonard Cohen
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • TimPierre,
    I am pretty sure the bell like sound is a xylophone.
  • Pierre from BruxellesOn entend dans cette chanson un instrument de percussion, avec des clochettes, un grand mât avec des barres horizontales garnies de clochettes et qu'on frappait sur le sol à chaque pas lors des processions quand j'était petit (1960). Je cherche le nom de cet instrument.
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