Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A singer must die

Now the courtroom is quiet, but who will confess.
Is it true you betrayed us? The answer is yes.
Then read me the list of the crimes that are mine,
I will ask for the mercy that you love to decline.
And all the ladies go moist, and the judge has no choice,
A singer must die for the lie in his voice.

And I thank you, I thank you for doing your duty,
You keepers of truth, you guardians of beauty.
Your vision is right, my vision is wrong,
I'm sorry for smudging the air with my song.

Oh, the night it is thick, my defences are hid
In the clothes of a woman I would like to forgive,
In the rings of her silk, in the hinge of her thighs,
where I have to go begging in beauty's disguise.
Oh goodnight, goodnight, my night after night,
my night after night, after night, after night, after night, after night.

I am so afraid that I listen to you,
Your sun glassed protectors they do that to you.
It's their ways to detain, their ways to disgrace,
Their knee in your balls and their fist in your face.
Yes and long live the state by whoever it's made, sir,
I didn't see nothing, I was just getting home late.
(Leonard Cohen)

10 Comments:

Blogger Prerona said...

This was awesome! You like Cohen?

4:21 PM, January 31, 2007  
Blogger jerry said...

I really, really like the words of Cohen. :)

4:29 PM, January 31, 2007  
Blogger priya said...

A beautiful piece well writen:-))

8:11 PM, January 31, 2007  
Blogger Dhrupad said...

still respecting the'teacher' i see...

1:30 AM, February 01, 2007  
Blogger jerry said...

priya: sweetheart, if i could only say i had written it. but thanj=ks anyway. :)

dhrupad: can't do without him man...

1:52 AM, February 01, 2007  
Blogger whitelight said...

sent you some Tom Waits shit.

4:34 PM, February 01, 2007  
Blogger Field Commander M said...

*Wipes away tear*

I love this one...

11:07 PM, February 02, 2007  
Blogger Devilled said...

Sorry Jerry, was in Malaysia for a week-long junket. Jerry lah, it was so much fun.

2:02 PM, February 03, 2007  
Blogger jerry said...

whitelight: thanks man, its quite cool.

m: i knew you loved this one. :)

devilled: i'm glad it was. folks went there somewhile ago, they really enjoyed as well. :)

11:32 PM, February 03, 2007  
Blogger five_silver_rings said...

hey... good stuff... impressive

like ur way of writing... keep those fingers moving!! (ahem, on the keyboard I mean)

1:03 AM, February 04, 2007  

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