*New Music Monday* My Version of Leonard Cohen’s “So Long Marianne”


It’s New Music Monday! This week, Uncle Leonard is back. This is my version of Leonard Cohen’s “So Long Marianne”:

So Long Marianne

Come over to the window, my little darling
I’d like to try to read your palm
I used to think I was some sort of gypsy boy
Before I let you take me home

Now so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began
To laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again

Well you know that I love to live with you
But you make me forget so very much
I forget to pray for the angels
And then the angels forget to pray for us


We met when we were almost young
Deep in the green lilac park
You held on to me like I was a crucifix
As we went kneeling through the dark


Your letters they all say that you’re beside me now
Then why do I feel so alone
I’m standing on a ledge and your fine spider web
Is fastening my ankle to a stone


For now I need your hidden love
I’m cold as a new razor blade
You left when I told you I was curious
I never said that I was brave


Oh, you are really such a pretty one
I see you’ve gone and changed your name again
And just when I climbed this whole mountainside
To wash my eyelids in the rain

Written by Leonard Cohen

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