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Anthem (Album Version)

Leonard Cohen7 Oct 1997

Anthem (Album Version) Lyrics

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

The birds they sang

 

At the break of day

 

Start again

 

I heard them say

 

Don't dwell on what

Has passed away

 

Or what is yet to be

 

The wars they will

Be fought again

 

The holy dove

 

Be caught again

 

Bought and sold

 

And bought again

 

The dove is never free

 

Ring the bells that still can ring

 

Forget your perfect offering

 

There is a crack in everything

 

That's how the light gets in

 

We asked for signs

 

The signs were sent

 

The birth betrayed

 

The marriage spent

 

The widowhood

 

Of every government

 

Signs for all to see

 

Can't run no more

With the lawless crowd

 

While the killers in high places

 

Say their prayers out loud

 

But they've summoned up

 

A thundercloud

 

And they're going to hear from me

 

Ring the bells that still can ring

 

Forget your perfect offering

 

There is a crack in everything

 

That's how the light gets in

 

You can add up the parts

 

But you won't have the sum

 

You can strike up the march

 

There is no drum

 

Every heart

 

To love will come

 

But like a refugee

 

Ring the bells that still can ring

 

Forget your perfect offering

 

There is a crack in everything

 

That's how the light gets in

 

Ring the bells that still can ring

 

Forget your perfect offering

 

There is a crack in everything

 

That's how the light gets in

 

That's how the light gets in

 

 

That's how the light gets in