Listen to Bird on the Wire song with lyrics from Leonard Cohen

Bird on the Wire

Leonard Cohen1 Jan 1969

Bird on the Wire Lyrics

Like a bird on the wire like a drunk in a midnight choir

 

I have tried in my way to be free

 

Like a worm on a hook like a knight from some old fashioned book

 

I have saved all my ribbons for thee

 

If I if I have been unkind I hope that you can just let it go by

 

If I if I have been untrue I hope you know it was never to you

 

Like a baby still born like a beast with his horn

 

I have torn everyone who reached out for me

 

But I swear by this song and by all that I have done wrong

 

I will make it all up to thee

 

I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch

 

He said to me "You must not ask for so much "

 

And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door

 

She cried to me "Hey why not ask for more "

 

Oh like a bird on the wire

 

 

Like a drunk in a midnight choir have tried in my way to be free