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]

32 comments

  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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