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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”".
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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

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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.

 

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