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In my secret life

02 Feb

It’s has been an age since putting pen to paper, or blogging, but here I am. For my first week back  I think I’ll share one of my favourite Leonard Cohen’s songs. I have had his “greatest hits” album on repeat for a few hours now, and as always happens: not only have I rediscovered a few gems, but I’ve found new favourites, as well.

That’s the thing with Cohen, no matter how many times you play his music, his songs have a way of surprising you when you least expect it. Suddenly, a lyric smacks you upside the head and and you just get it. Life, love, work, booze, sex – we all get our orders don’t we? I wont make you any apologies for my absence – I’m here now. I’ll be marching through the morning and marching through the night

“In My Secret Life”

I saw you this morning.
You were moving so fast.
Can’t seem to loosen my grip
On the past.
And I miss you so much.
There’s no one in sight.
And we’re still making love
In My Secret Life.I smile when I’m angry.
I cheat and I lie.
I do what I have to do
To get by.
But I know what is wrong,
And I know what is right.
And I’d die for the truth
In My Secret Life.Hold on, hold on, my brother.
My sister, hold on tight.
I finally got my orders.
I’ll be marching through the morning,
Marching through the night,
Moving cross the borders
Of My Secret Life.Looked through the paper.
Makes you want to cry.
Nobody cares if the people
Live or die.
And the dealer wants you thinking
That it’s either black or white.
Thank G-d it’s not that simple
In My Secret Life.I bite my lip.
I buy what I’m told:
From the latest hit,
To the wisdom of old.
But I’m always alone.
And my heart is like ice.
And it’s crowded and cold
In My Secret Life.

–BM

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2 Comments

Posted by on 02/02/2014 in LIFE, LOVE, MUSIC, UNCATEGORIZED

 

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2 responses to “In my secret life

  1. Vanessa Dawne

    03/02/2014 at 2:18 PM

    Always LUV a Cohen song — thanks so much. 😉

     
    • battymatilda

      05/02/2014 at 6:30 PM

      Love him so much too. Thanks for stopping by!

       

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