The Traitor

Leonard Cohen2002年2月20日
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The Traitor - Leonard Cohen (萊昂納德·科恩)

Now the swan it floated

On the english river

 

Ah the rose of high romance

 

It opened wide

 

A sun tanned woman yearned me

Through the summer

 

And the judges watched us

From the other side

 

I told my mother mother

 

I must leave you

 

Preserve my room

But do not shed a tear

 

Should rumour of a shabby

Ending reach you

 

It was half my fault

And half the atmosphere

 

But the rose I sickened

With a scarlet fever

 

And the swan I tempted

With a sense of shame

 

She said at last

I was her finest lover

 

And if she withered

I would be to blame

 

The judges said you missed it

 

By a fraction

 

Rise up and brace

Your troops for the attack

 

Ah the dreamers ride

Against the men of action

 

Oh see the men of action

 

Falling back

 

But I lingered on her thighs

A fatal moment

 

I kissed her lips

As though I thirsted still

 

My falsity had stung me

Like a hornet

 

The poison sank

And it paralysed my will

 

I could not move to warn

All the younger soldiers

 

That they had been

Deserted from above

 

So on battlefields

From here to barcelona

 

I'm listed with the enemies of love

 

And long ago she said

I must be leaving

 

Ah but keep my body here to lie upon

 

You can move it up

And down and when I'm sleeping

 

Run some wire through

That rose and wind the swan

 

So daily I renew my idle duty

 

I touch her here and there

 

I know my place

 

I kiss her open mouth

And I praise her beauty

 

And people call me traitor to my face

 

***歌詞來自第三方***

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