Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Looking Forward To It

THE FUTURE by Leonard Cohen

Give me back my broken night, my mirrored room, my secret life
It's lonely here, there's no one left to torture
Give me absolute control over every living soul
And lie beside me, baby, that's an order!

Give me crack and anal sex
Take the only tree that's left and stuff it up the hole in your culture
Give me back the Berlin wall, give me Stalin and St Paul
I've seen the future, brother: it is murder!

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
The blizzard, the blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold
And it has overturned the order of the soul!

When they said REPENT REPENT
I wonder what they meant
When they said REPENT REPENT
I wonder what they meant
When they said REPENT REPENT
I wonder what they meant

Give me back the Berlin wall, give me Stalin and St Paul
Give me Christ or give me Hiroshima
Destroy another fetus now - We don't like children anyhow
I've seen the future, brother: it is murder!

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
The blizzard, the blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold
And it has overturned the order of the soul

When they said REPENT REPENT
I wonder what they meant
When they said REPENT REPENT
I wonder what they meant
When they said REPENT REPENT
I wonder what they meant