Leonard Cohen – Bird On The Wire (Live in London)

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[audience cheering] [“Bird On The Wire” playing] ♪ Like a bird on the wire ♪ ♪ Like a drunk
In an old midnight choir ♪ ♪ I have tried in my way ♪ ♪ To be free ♪ ♪ Like a worm on a hook ♪ ♪ Like a knight from
Some old fashioned book ♪ ♪ It was the shape
The shape of our love ♪ ♪ That twisted me ♪ ♪ If I have been unkind ♪ ♪ If I have been unkind ♪ ♪ I hope you can find a way ♪ ♪ To let it all
Go right on by ♪ ♪ If I have been untrue ♪ ♪ If I have been untrue ♪ ♪ It’s just that
I thought a liar ♪ ♪ I thought a lover
Had to be
Some kind of liar too ♪ [electric guitar solo] ♪ Bob Metzger on the guitar. Dino Soldo on the saxophone. ♪ Like a baby, stillborn ♪ ♪ Like a beast with his horn ♪ ♪ I have torn everyone ♪ ♪ Who reached out for me ♪ ♪ But I swear by this song ♪ ♪ I swear by all
That I have done wrong ♪ ♪ I will make it all
All up to thee ♪ ♪ I saw this beggar ♪ ♪ He was leaning on
His wooden crutch ♪ ♪ He says to me ♪ ♪ Leonard, you just can’t ask
For all that much ♪ ♪ A pretty woman ♪ ♪ Standing in
Her darkened door ♪ ♪ She cries out to me ♪ ♪ Hey, why not ask for
Just a little bit more? ♪ ♪ Like a bird on the wire ♪ ♪ Like a drunk in
An old midnight choir ♪ ♪ I have tried in my way ♪ ♪ To be free ♪ [audience applauding]


  1. For me the greatest of all time, just will love you as the most talented bard, minstrel, poet, musician, artist and first and foremost, true human of all time, a gentle soul of light. I think even when this man was being unkind and selfish and human, he never managed to be evil; it was against his nature to be evil. He simply believed in humankind's and nature's ability to defeat destruction and evil in a very humble way, which is truly inspiring even if some of us can't manage to do it. You can tell his momma taught him well to have just a little respect or maybe he taught himself through his experience.

  2. sᴏ ᴡᴏɴᴅᴇʀғᴜʟ. ᴛʜᴀɴᴋ ʏᴏᴜ sᴏ ᴍᴜᴄʜ, Lᴇᴏɴᴀʀᴅ Cᴏʜᴇɴ. 🌹💖

  3. Merci ! Comment remercier un tel homme, cet ange terrestre, d'avoir vécu à nos côtés tout au long de notre existence ? Quel honneur nous fit cet immense artiste, toute douceur et bonté !

  4. "It was the shape, the shape of our love that twisted me" THESE alternative lyrics have me shook. Leonard Cohen, eternally grateful to your poetry sir #RIP Sculptor of Feelings into Verses

  5. I sit and listen all day to Leonard Cohen with tears in my eyes it's so hurtful that he passed away he had plenty more to givel

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