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Leonard Cohen - The Story of Isaac

Piesa Leonard Cohen The Story of Isaac face parte de pe albumul Songs From a Room , lansat in anul 1969 la casa de discuri Columbia .

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The door it opened slowly 
My father he came in 
I was nine years old 
And he stood so tall above me 
His blue eyes they were shining 
And his voice was very cold 
 
He said, "I've had a vision 
And you know I'm strong and holy 
I must do what I've been told" 
So he started up the mountain 
I was running, he was walking 
And his axe was made of gold 
 
Well, the trees they got much smaller 
The lake, a lady's mirror 
We stopped to drink some wine 
Then he threw the bottle over 
Broke a minute later 
And he put his hand on mine 
 
Thought I saw an eagle 
But it might have been a vulture 
I never could decide 
Then my father built an altar 
He looked once behind his shoulder 
He knew I would not hide 
 
You who build these altars now 
To sacrifice these children 
You must not do it anymore 
A scheme is not a vision 
And you never have been tempted 
By a demon or a God 
 
You who stand above them now 
Your hatchets blunt and bloody 
You were not there before 
When I lay upon a mountain 
And my father's hand was trembling 
With the beauty of the word 
 
And if you call me brother now 
Forgive me if I inquire 
"Just according to whose plan?" 
When it all comes down to dust 
I will kill you if I must 
I will help you if I can 
 
When it all comes down to dust 
I will help you if I must 
I will kill you if I can 
And mercy on our uniform 
Man of peace or man of war 
The peacock spreads his fan


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