Listen to The Butcher song with lyrics from Leonard Cohen

The Butcher

Leonard Cohen1 Jan 1969

The Butcher Lyrics

The Butcher (屠夫) - Leonard Cohen (莱昂纳德·科恩)

I came upon a butcher


He was slaughtering a lamb


I accused him there


With his tortured lamb


He said listen to me child


I am what I am and you


You are my only son


Well I found a silver needle


I put it into my arm


It did some good


Did some harm


But the nights were cold


And it almost kept me warm


How come the night is long


I saw some flowers growing up


Where that lamb fell down;


Was I supposed to praise my lord


Make some kind of joyful sound


He said listen


Listen to me now


I go round and round


And you you are my only child


Do not leave me now


Do not leave me now


I'm broken down


From a recent fall


Blood upon my body


And ice upon my soul


Lead on my son



It is your world