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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