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Chelsea Hotel #2

Leonard Cohen11 Aug 1974

Chelsea Hotel #2 Lyrics

Chelsea Hotel 2 - Leonard Cohen

 

I remember you well

 

In the Chelsea Hotel

 

You were talking so brave

And so sweet

 

Giving me head on the unmade bed

 

While the limousines wait in the street

 

Those were the reasons

 

And that was New York

 

We were running for the money

And the flesh

 

And that was called love

 

For the workers in song

 

Probably still is for those

Of them left

 

Ah but you got away

 

Didn't you babe

 

You just turned your back

On the crowd

 

You got away I never

Once heard you say

 

I need you I don't need you

 

I need you I don't need you

 

And all of that jiving around

 

I remember you well

In the Chelsea Hotel

 

You were famous

Your heart was a legend

 

You told me again

You preferred handsome men

 

But for me you would

Make an exception

 

And clenching your fist

 

For the ones like us

Who are oppressed

By the figures of beauty

 

You fixed yourself you said

Well never mind

 

We are ugly but we have the music

 

And then you got away

 

Didn't you babe

 

You just turned your back

On the crowd

 

You got away I never

Once heard you say

 

I need you I don't need you

 

I need you I don't need you

 

And all of that jiving around

 

I don't mean to suggest

That I loved you the best

 

I can't keep track of each fallen robin

 

I remember you well

In the Chelsea Hotel

 

That's all

 

I don't even think of you that often