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