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Leonard Cohen - Dress Rehearsal Rag

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Piesa Leonard Cohen Dress Rehearsal Rag face parte de pe albumul Songs of Love and Hate , lansat in anul 1971 la casa de discuri Columbia .

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Four o'clock in the afternoon 
And I didn't feel like very much 
I said to myself, "Where are you, Golden Boy 
Where's your famous golden touch?" 
 
I thought you knew where 
All of the elephants lie down 
I thought you were the crown prince 
Of all the wheels in ivory town 
 
Just take a look at your body now 
There's nothing much to save 
And a bitter voice in the mirror cries 
"Hey, Prince, you need a shave" 
 
Now, if you can manage to get 
Your trembling fingers to behave 
Why don't you try unwrapping 
A stainless steel razor blade? 
 
That's right, it's come to this 
Yes, it's come to this 
And wasn't it a long way down? 
Wasn't it a strange way down? 
 
There's no hot water 
And the cold is running thin 
Well, what do you expect from 
The kind of places you've been living in? 
 
Don't drink from that cup 
It's all caked and cracked along the rim 
That's not the electric light, my friend 
That is your vision growing dim 
 
Cover up your face with soap, there 
Now, you're Santa Claus 
And you've got a gift for anyone 
Who will give you his applause 
 
I thought you were a racing man 
Ah, but you couldn't take the pace 
That's a funeral in the mirror 
And it's stopping at your face 
 
That's right, it's come to this 
Yes, it's come to this 
And wasn't it a long way down? 
Ah, wasn't it a strange way down? 
 
Once there was a path 
And a girl with chestnut hair 
And you passed the summers 
Picking all of the berries that grew there 
 
There were times she was a woman 
Oh, there were times she was just a child 
And you held her in the shadows 
Where the raspberries grow wild 
 
And you climbed the twilight mountains 
And you sang about the view 
And everywhere that you wandered 
Love seemed to go along with you 
 
That's a hard one to remember 
Yes, it makes you clench your fist 
And then the veins stand out like highways 
All along your wrist 
 
And yes, it's come to this 
It's come to this 
And wasn't it a long way down? 
Wasn't it a strange way down? 
 
You can still find a job 
Go out and talk to a friend 
On the back of every magazine 
There are those coupons you can send 
 
Why don't you join the Rosicrucians? 
They will give you back your hope 
You can find your love with diagrams 
On a plain, brown envelope 
 
But you've used up all your coupons 
Except the one that seems 
To be written on your wrist 
Along with several thousand dreams 
 
Now, Santa Claus comes forward 
That's a razor in his mitt 
And he puts on his dark glasses 
And he shows you where to hit 
 
And then the cameras pan 
The stand in stunt man 
Dress rehearsal rag 
It's just the dress rehearsal rag 
 
You know this dress rehearsal rag 
It's just a dress rehearsal rag


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