Listen to The Traitor song with lyrics from Martha Wainwright

The Traitor

Martha Wainwright1 Jan 2006

The Traitor Lyrics

The Traitor (《莱奥纳德·科恩:我是你的男人》纪录片插曲) - Martha Wainwright

Now the swan it floated on the English river

 

Ah the rose of high romance it opened wide

 

A sun tanned woman yearned me through the summer

 

And the judges watched us from the other side

 

I told my mother Mother I must leave you

 

Preserve my room but do not shed a tear

 

Should rumor of a shabby ending reach you

 

It was half my fault and half the atmosphere

 

But the rose I sickened with a scarlet fever

 

And the swan I tempted with a sense of shame

 

She said at last I was her finest lover

 

And if she withered I would be to blame

 

The judges said You missed it by a fraction

 

Rise up and brace your troops for the attack

 

Ah the dreamers ride against the men of action

 

Oh see the men of action falling back

 

But I lingered on her thighs a fatal moment

 

And I kissed her lips as though I thirsted still

My falsity had stung me like a hornet

 

The poison sank and it paralyzed my will

 

I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers

 

That they had been deserted from above

 

So on battlefields from here to Barcelona

I'm listed with the enemies of love

 

And long ago she said I must be leaving

Ah but keep my body here to lie upon

 

You can move it up and down and when I'm sleeping

 

Run some wire through that rose and wind the swan

 

So daily I renew my idle duty

 

I touch her here and there I know my place

I kiss her open mouth and I praise her beauty

And people call me traitor to my face

 

And people call me traitor to my face

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***