Leonard Cohen - To A Teacher Lyrics

Leonard Cohen To A Teacher lyrics is the 11th song on the album "Dear Heather" by Leonard Cohen. Don't miss the latest news and gossip about the artist: "Lana Del Rey Covers Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel No. 2”".
The song lyrics for "To A Teacher" by Leonard Cohen are displayed below.
Don't forget to click the play button and listen to the music while reading the lyrics!

To A Teacher by Leonard Cohen

[dedicated to a. m. klein (1909-1972)]


Hurt once and for all into silence.

A long pain ending without a song to prove it.

Who could stand beside you so close to eden

When you glinted in every eye the held-high

Razor shivering every ram and son?

And now the silent loony bin where

The shadows live in the rafters like

Day-weary bats

Until the turning mind a radar signal

Lures them to exaggerate

Mountain-size on the white stone wall

Lyrics provided by

Source -

Your tiny limp.

How can i leave you in such a house?

Are there no more saints and wizards

To praise their ways with pupils

No more evil to stun with the slap

Of a wet red tongue?

Did you confuse the messiah in a mirror

And rest because he had finally come?

Let me cry help beside you teacher.

I have entered under this dark roof

As fearlessly as an honoured son

Enters his father's house.


Correct/Submit this lyric

You are viewing To A Teacher lyrics performed by Leonard Cohen. The song lyrics for To A Teacher in KOvideo are property of respective authors, artists and labels. If you want to use these lyrics, please contact the authors, artists or labs. If you like the sound of To A Teacher, please buy the track using the iTunes/Amazon links above to support Leonard Cohen.

To A Teacher Song Lyrics Meanings

Be the first to comment and win valuable reputation points!

Leave a Reply Login/Register

fat odds

Leonard Cohen Popular Lyrics

Friend us on Google Plus

Leonard Cohen News

Lana Del Rey Covers Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel No. 2”

Mar 28 Last night on Twitter, singer Lana Del Rey introduced fans to her latest offering: a cover of...

Leonard Cohen Talks About First Album in Eight Years

Jan 21 What has Leonard Cohen been doing the past eight years? Two of those were filled by an extensive...


Songs From The Album

Leonard Cohen Related artists