Take This Waltz

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen, (September 21, 1934- November 7, 2016) CC GOQ, was a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work often explored religion, isolation, sexuality, and interpersonal relationships. Cohen was inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and both the … more »

Now in Vienna there are ten pretty women
There's a shoulder where Death comes to cry
There's a lobby with nine hundred windows
There's a tree where the doves go to die
There's a piece that was torn from the morning And it hangs in the Gallery of Frost 
I, I-I-I
Take this waltz, take this waltz Take this waltz with the clamp on its jaws

Oh, I want you, I want you, I want you
On a chair with a dead magazine In the cave at the tip of the lilly In some hallway where love's never been
On a bed where the moon has been sweating In a cry filled with footsteps and sand

I, I-I-I
Take this waltz, take this waltz Take its broken waist in your hand

This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz With its very own breath of brandy and Death Dragging its tail in the sea

There's a concert hall in Vienna Where your mouth had a thousand reviews
There's a bar where the boys have stopped talking
They've been sentenced to death by the blues Ah, but who is it climbs to your picture With a garland of freshly cut tears?

I, I-I-I
Take this waltz, take this waltz Take this waltz, it's been dying for years 
There's an attic where children are playing Where I've got to lie down with you soon
In a dream of Hungarian lanterns
In the mist of some sweet afternoon
And I'll see what you've chained to your sorrow All your sheep and your lillies of snow

I, I-I-I
Take this waltz, take this waltz With its "I'll never forget you, you know!"

This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz With its very own breath of brandy and Death Dragging its tail in the sea

And I'll dance with you in Vienna I'll be wearing a river's disguise The hyacinth wild on my shoulder My mouth on the dew of your thighs And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbook With the photographs there, and the moss
And I'll yield to the flood of your beauty My cheap violin and my cross And you'll carry me down on your dancing To the pools that you lift on your wrist Oh my love, oh my love
Take this waltz, take this waltz It's yours now, it's all that there is

(La-la-la, la-la-la)
(La-la-la, la-la-la)
(La-la-la, la-la-la)
(La-la-la, la-la-la)
(La-la-la, la-la-la)
(La-la-la, la-la-la)
(I, I-I-I)

Written by: GARCIA LORCA, LEONARD COHEN

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