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Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen) Lyrics

"Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen)" was written by Cohen, Leonard.
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Like a bird on a wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free

Like a worm on a hook
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee

If I, if I have been unkind
I hope, you can just let it go by
If I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you

Like a baby stillborn
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me

But I swear by this song
And by all that I have done wrong
I'll make it all up to thee

I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch
He said to me, "You must not ask for so much"
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door
She cried out to me, "Hey, why not ask for more?"

If I, if I have been unkind
I hope, you can just let it go by
If I have been untrue
It was never to you

Like a bird on a wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free

Songwriters
COHEN, LEONARD

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