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Chelsea Hotel No. 2

This song is by Rufus Wainwright and appears on the movie soundtrack Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2006) and on the box set Want (2005).

This song is a cover of "Chelsea Hotel #2" by Leonard Cohen.
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
You were talking so brave and so sweet
Giving me head on the unmade bed
While the limousines wait in the street

Those were the reasons and that was New York
We were running for the money and the flesh
And that was called love for the workers in song
Probably still is for those of them left

Ah but you got away, didn't you babe
You just turned your back on the crowd
You got away I never once heard you say
I need you, I don't need you
I need you, I don't need you
And all of that jivin' around

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
You were famous your heart was a legend
You told me again you preferred handsome men
But for me you would make an exception

And clenching your fist for the ones like us
Who are oppressed by the figures of beauty
You fixed yourself and said "Well never mind
We are ugly but we have the music"

And then you got away yeah didn't you babe
You just turned your back on the crowd
You got away I never once heard you say
I need you, I don't need you
I need you, I don't need you
And all of that jivin' around

I don't mean to suggest that I loved you the best
I can't keep track of each fallen robin
I remember you well at the Chelsea Hotel
That's all, I don't even think of you that often

Credits

Written by:

Leonard Cohen

Additional information

This was recorded live at the Brighton Dome in Brighton, England during "Came So Far For Beauty: An Evening of Leonard Cohen Songs By the Sea." It was also included as a bonus track on the second disc of Want (2005), a UK cd set consisting of Want One (2003) and Want Two (2004)

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