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Is This What You Wanted

This song is by Leonard Cohen and appears on the album New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974).

This song has been covered by The Last Shadow Puppets under the title "Is This What You Wanted".
You were the promise at dawn
I was the morning after
You were Jesus Christ my Lord
I was the money lender
You were the sensitive woman
I was the very reverend Freud
You were the manual orgasm
I was the dirty little boy

And is this what you wanted
To live in a house that is haunted
By the ghost of you and me?

Is this what you wanted
To live in a house that is haunted
By the ghost of you and me?

You were Marlon Brando
I was Steve McQueen
You were K.Y. Jelly
I was Vaseline
You were the father of modern medicine
I was Mr. Clean
You where the whore and the beast of Babylon
I was Rin Tin Tin

And is this what you wanted
To live in a house that is haunted
By the ghost of you and me?
And is this what you wanted
To live in a house that is haunted
By the ghost of you and me?

You got old and wrinkled
I stayed seventeen
You lusted after so many
I lay here with one
You defied your solitude
I came through alone
You said you could never love me
I undid your gown

And is this what you wanted
To live in a house that is haunted
By the ghost of you and me?
And is this what you wanted
To live in a house that is haunted
By the ghost of you and me?
I mean, is this what you wanted
To live in a house that is haunted
By the ghost of you and me?

That's right, is this what you wanted ...

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Written by:

Leonard Cohen

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