The Stranger Song (Live at Isle of Wight Festival, UK)

Leonard Cohen2009年10月15日
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The Stranger Song (Live) - Leonard Cohen (萊昂納德·科恩)

It's true that all the men you knew were dealers

Who said they were through with dealing

 

Every time you gave them shelter

 

I know that kind of man

It's hard to hold the hand of anyone

Who is reaching for the sky just to surrender

 

Who is reaching for the sky just to surrender

 

And then sweeping up the jokers that he left behind

You find he did not leave you very much

 

Not even laughter

 

Like any dealer he was watching for the card

That is so high and wild

 

You'll never need to deal another

 

He was just some joseph looking for a manger

 

He was just some joseph looking for a manger

 

And then leaning on your window sill

He'll say one day you caused his will

To weaken with your love and warmth and shelter

 

And then taking from his wallet

 

An old schedule of trains he'll say

I told you when I came I was a stranger

 

I told you when I came I was a stranger

 

But now another stranger seems to want you to ignore his dreams

As though they were the burden of some other

 

You've seen that man before

His golden arm dispatching cards

But now it's rusted from the elbow to the finger

 

And he wants to trade the game he plays for shelter

 

Yes he wants to trade the game he plays for shelter

 

You hate to watch another tired man

Lay down his hand

Like he was giving up the holy game of poker

 

And while he talks his dreams to sleep

You notice there's a highway

 

That is curling up like smoke above his shoulder

 

It's curling up like smoke above his shoulder

 

You tell him to come in sit down

But something makes you turn around

The door is open you can't close you shelter

 

You try the handle of the road

It opens do not be afraid

It's you my love it's you are the stranger

 

It is you my love you who are the stranger

 

We'll I've been waiting I was sure

Wed meet between the trains were waiting for

I think it's time to board another

 

Please understand I never had a secret chart

To get me to the heart of this

Or any other matter

 

Well he speaks like this

You don't know what he's after

 

When he talks like this

You don't know what he's after

 

Let's meet tomorrow if you chose

Upon the shore beneath the bridge

That they are building on some endless river

 

Then he leaves the platform

For the sleeping car that's warm

You realize he's only advertising one more shelter

 

And it comes to you he never was a stranger

 

And you say OK the bridge or someplace later

 

And then sweeping up the jokers

That he left behind

You find he did not leave you very much

 

Not even laughter

 

Like any dealer he was watching for the card

That is so high and wild

 

He'll never need to deal another

 

He was just some joseph looking for a manger

 

He was just some joseph looking for a manger

 

And leaning on your window sill

He'll say one day you caused his will

To weaken with your love and warmth and shelter

 

And then taking from his wallet

 

An old schedule of trains

He'll say I told you when I came I was a stranger

 

I told you when I came I was a stranger

 

I told you when I came I was a stranger

 

I told you when I came I was a stranger

 

***歌詞來自第三方***

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