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One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong

This song is by Leonard Cohen and appears on the album Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967) and on the live album Cohen Live (1994).

This song has been covered by Anna Loos under the title "Einer von uns muss sich irren".
I lit a thin green candle
To make you jealous of me
But the room just filled up with mosquitos
They heard that my body was free
Then I took the dust from a long sleepless night
And I put it in your little shoe
Then I confess that I tortured the dress
That you wore for the world to look through

I showed my heart to the doctor
He said I'd just have to quit
Then he wrote himself a prescription
And your name was mentioned in it
Then he locked himself in a library shelf
With the details of our honeymoon
And I hear from the nurse that he's gotten much worse
And his practice is all in a ruin

I heard of a saint who had loved you
So I studied all night in his school
He taught that the duty of lovers
Was to tarnish the golden rule
And just when I was sure that his teachings were pure
He drowned himself in a pool
His body is gone but back here on the lawn
His spirit continues to drool

An eskimo showed me a movie
He'd recently taken of you
The poor man could hardly stop shivering
His lips and his fingers were blue
I suppose that he froze when the wind took your clothes
And I guess he just never got warm
But you stand there so nice in your blizzard of ice
O please let me come into the storm


Written by:

Leonard Cohen

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