Listen to The Partisan song with lyrics from Leonard Cohen

The Partisan

Leonard Cohen1 Jan 1969

The Partisan Lyrics

The Partisan - Leonard Cohen

 

When they poured across the border

 

I was cautioned to surrender

 

This I could not do;

 

I took my gun and vanished

 

I have changed my name so often

 

I have lost my wife and children

 

But I have many friends

 

And some of them are with me

 

An old woman gave us shelter

Kept us hidden in the garret

Then the soldiers came;

 

She died without a whisper

 

There were three of us this morning

 

I'm the only one this evening

 

But I must go on;

 

The frontiers are my prison

 

Oh the wind the wind is blowing

 

Through the graves the wind is blowing

 

Freedom soon will come;

 

Then we'll come from the shadows

 

Les Allemands e'taient chez moi

 

Ils me dirent "Signe toi "

 

Mais je n'ai pas peur;

 

J'ai repris mon arme

 

J'ai change' cent fois de nom

 

J'ai perdu femme et enfants

 

Mais j'ai tant d'amis;

 

J'ai la France entie're

 

Un vieil homme dans un grenier

 

Pour la nuit nous a cache'

 

Les Allemands l'ont pris;

 

Il est mort sans surprise

 

Oh the wind

The wind is blowing

 

Through the graves

The wind is blowing

 

Freedom soon will come;

 

 

Then we'll come from the shadows