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from Ten New Songs

"By The Rivers Dark" is track #2 on the album Ten New Songs. It was written by Cohen, Leonard / Robinson, Sharon.
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By the river's dark, I wandered on
I lived my life in Babylon

And I did forget my holy song
And I had no strength in Babylon

By the river's dark, where I could not see
Who was waiting there, who was hunting me?

And he cut my lip and he cut my heart
So I could not drink from the river dark

And he covered me and I saw within
My lawless heart and my wedding ring

I did not know and I could not see
Who was waiting there, who was hunting me?

By the river's dark, I panicked on
I belonged at last to Babylon

Then he struck my heart with a deadly force
And he said, "This heart, it is not yours"

And he gave the wind, my wedding ring
And he circled us with everything

By the river's dark in a wounded dawn
I live my life in Babylon

Though I take my song from a withered limb
Both song and tree they sing for him

Be the truth unsaid and the blessing gone
If I forget my Babylon

I did not know and I could not see
Who was waiting there, who was hunting me?

By the river's dark where it all goes on
By the river's dark in Babylon

Songwriters
COHEN, LEONARD / ROBINSON, SHARON

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