Sisters of mercy


Of het ooit geschreven is als pelgrimslied weet ik niet. Ik vind er wel veel typische pelgrimselementen inzitten en daarom spreekt het me erg aan. Bovendien is het een mooie song die ik onder de knie probeer te krijgen op gitaar.  Leonard Cohen: Sisters of mercy

Oh the Sisters of Mercy they are not departed or gone
They were waiting for me when I thought I just can’t go on
And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me their song
O I hope you run into them you who’ve been traveling so long.

Yes you who must leave everything that you cannot control
It begins with your family but soon it comes round to your soul
Well I’ve been where you’re hanging I think I can see how you’re pinned
When you’re not feeling holy your loneliness says that you’ve sinned.

They lay down beside me I made my confession to them
They touched both my eyes and I touched the dew on their hem
If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn
They will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem

When I left they were sleeping I hope you run into them soon
Don’t turn on the lights you can read their address by the moon
And you won’t make me jealous if I hear that they sweetened your night
We weren’t lovers like that and besides it would still be all right.

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