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Leonard Cohen - Night Comes On

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Piesa Leonard Cohen Night Comes On face parte de pe albumul Various Positions , lansat in anul 1985 la casa de discuri Columbia .

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I went down to the place where I knew she lay waiting 
Under the marble and the snow 
I said, "Mother, I'm frightened, the thunder and the lightning 
I'll never come through this alone" 
 
She said, "I'll be with you 
My shawl wrapped around you 
My hand on your head when you go" 
 
And the night came on, it was very calm 
I wanted the night to go on and on 
But she said, go back, go back to the world 
 
We were fighting in Egypt when they signed this agreement 
That nobody else had to die 
There was this terrible sound and my father went down 
With a terrible wound in his side 
 
He said, "Try to go on 
Take my books, take my gun 
Remember, my son, how they lied" 
 
And the night comes on, it's very calm 
I'd like to pretend that my father was wrong 
But you don't want to lie, not to the young 
 
We were locked in this kitchen, I took to religion 
And I wondered how long she would stay 
I needed so much to have nothing to touch 
I've always been greedy that way 
 
But my son and my daughter 
Climbed out of the water 
Crying, "Papa, you promised to play" 
 
And they lead me away to the great surprise 
It's Papa, don't peek, Papa, cover your eyes 
And they hide, they hide in the world 
 
Now I look for her always, I'm lost in this calling 
I'm tied to the threads of some prayer 
Saying, "When will she summon me, when will she come to me 
What must I do to prepare" 
 
When she bends to my longing 
Like a willow, like a fountain 
She stands in the luminous air 
 
And the night comes on, it's very calm 
I lie in her arms, she says, "When I'm gone 
I'll be yours, yours for a song" 
 
Now the crickets are singing, the vesper bells ringing 
The cat's curled asleep in his chair 
I'll go down to Bill's Bar, I can make it that far 
And I'll see if my friends are still there 
 
Yes, and here's to the few 
Who forgive what you do 
And the fewer who don't even care 
 
And the night comes on, it's very calm 
I want to cross over, I want to go home 
But she says, "Go back, go back to the world"


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