Leonard Cohen – Bird On the Wire
Like a bird on the wire,like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm (fish) 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 that you can just let it go by.
If I, if I have been untrue,I hope you know it was never to you.
Like a baby, still born,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 will 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 to me, “Hey, why not ask for more?”
Oh like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir have tried in my way to be free.