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Democracy (Album Version)

Leonard Cohen7 Oct 1997

Democracy (Album Version) Lyrics

Democracy (Album Version) - Leonard Cohen (莱昂纳德·科恩)

Written by:Leonard Cohen


It's coming through a hole in the air


From those nights in Tiananmen square


It's coming from the feel

That it ain't exactly real

Or it's real but it ain't exactly there


From the wars against disorder

From the sirens night and day

From the fires of the homeless

From the ashes of the gay


Democracy is coming to the Usa


It's coming through a crack in the wall


On a visionary flood of alcohol


From the staggering account


Of the Sermon on the mount

Which I don't pretend to understand at all


It's coming from the silence

On the dock of the bay

From the brave the bold the battered

Heart of Chevrolet


Democracy is coming to the USA


It's coming from the sorrow in the street


The holy places where the races meet


From the homicidal b**chin'

That goes down in every kitchen

To determine who will serve and who will eat


From the wells of disappointment

Where the women kneel to pray


For the grace of God in the desert here

And the desert far away


Democracy is coming to the Usa


Sail on sail on


O mighty ship of state


To the shores of need


Past the reefs of greed


Through the squalls of hate


Sail on sail on sail on sail on sail on sail on

Sail on


It's coming to America first


The cradle of the best and of the worst


It's here they got the range

And the machinery for change

And it's here they got the spiritual thirst


It's here the family's broken

And it's here the lonely say

That the heart has got to open

In a fundamental way


Democracy is coming to the Usa


It's coming from the women and the men


O baby we'll be making love again


We'll be going down so deep

That the river's going to weep

And the mountain's going to shout Amen


It's coming like the tidal flood

Beneath the lunar sway


Imperial mysterious

In amorous array


Democracy is coming to the Usa


Sail on sail on


O mighty shake of state


To the short me


Haves the lives cream


Through the square of brain


Sain all


Sain all


Sain all

Sain all


I'm sentimental if you know what I mean


I love the country but I can't stand the scene


And I'm neither left or right

I'm just staying home tonight

Getting lost in that hopeless little screen


But I'm stubborn as those garbage bags

That time cannot decay


I'm junk but I'm still holding up

This little wild bouquet



Democracy is coming to the Usa