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Sisters of Mercy

This song is by Sting and The Chieftains and appears on the compilation Tower of Song: The Songs of Leonard Cohen (1995).

This song is a cover of "Sisters of Mercy" by Leonard Cohen.
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Oh, the sisters of mercy
They are not departed or gone
They were waiting for me
When I thought that I just can't go on
And they brought me their comfort
And later they brought me this song
I hope you run into them
You who've been traveling so long

Yes, you who must leave everything that you cannot control
It begins with your family
But soon it comes 'round to your soul
Well, I've been where you're hanging
I think I can see how you're pinned
When you're not feeling holy
Your loneliness says that you've sinned

Well, they laid down beside me, I made my confession to them
They touched both my eyes and I touched the dew on their hem
If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn
They will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem

When I left they were sleeping, I hope you run into them soon
Don't turn on the lights, you can read their address by the moon
And you won't make me jealous if I hear that they sweetened your night
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right

We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right


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Leonard Cohen

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