Leonard Cohen – Show Me the Place, with lyrics

I share with you here a superb song that Leonard Cohen shared two years today as a season greeting with his Facebook ‘friends’.

Beautiful poetry, with rich spiritual allusions, and amazingly simple music delivered with the unique voice of this incredible artist.

Enjoy!

Read HERE what critics say about Cohen’s new album, on which this song is included.

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Lyrics

Show me the place, where you want your slave to go
Show me the place, I’ve forgotten I don’t know
Show me the place where my head is bending low
Show me the place, where you want your slave to go

Show me the place, help me roll away the stone
Show me the place, I can’t move this thing alone
Show me the place where the word became a man
Show me the place where the suffering began

The troubles came I saved what I could save
A shred of light, a particle a wave
But there were chains so I hastened to behave
There were chains so I loved you like a slave

Show me the place, where you want your slave to go
Show me the place, I’ve forgotten I don’t know
Show me the place, where my head is bending low
Show me the place, where you want your slave to go

(Source, HERE)

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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