Listen to By the Rivers Dark song with lyrics from Leonard Cohen

By the Rivers Dark

Leonard Cohen25 Jul 2014

By the Rivers Dark Lyrics

By the rivers dark

I wandered on

 

I lived my life

In Babylon

 

And I did forget

My holy song

 

And I had no strength

 

In Babylon

 

By the rivers dark

Where I could not see

 

Who was waiting there

Who was hunting me

 

And he cut my lip

And he cut my heart

 

So I could not drink

 

From the rivers dark

 

And he covered me

And I saw within

 

My lawless heart

And my wedding ring

 

I did not know

And I could not see

 

Who was waiting there

Who was hunting me

 

By the rivers dark

I panicked on

 

I belonged at last

 

To Babylon

 

Then he struck my heart

With a deadly force

 

And he said This heart

 

It is not yours

 

And he gave the wind

 

My wedding ring

 

And he circled us

 

With everything

 

By the rivers dark

In a wounded dawn

 

I live my life

 

In Babylon

 

Though I take my song

From a weathered limb

 

Both song and tree

They sing for him

 

Be the truth unsaid

And the blesses gone

 

If I forget

 

My Babylon

 

I did not know

And I could not see

 

Who was waiting there

Who was hunting me

 

By the rivers dark

Where it all goes on

By the rivers dark

 

In Babylon