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I met a woman long ago
     
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Her hair the black that black can go
     
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Are you a teacher of the heart?
 
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Soft she answered no

   
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I met a girl across the sea
     
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Her hair the gold that gold can be
     
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Are you a teacher of the heart?
 
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Yes, but not for thee

   
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I met a man who lost his mind
    
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In some lost place I had to find
 
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Follow me the wise man said
                 
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But he walked behind

   
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I walked into a hospital
       
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Where none was sick and none was well
  
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When at night the nurses left
   
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I could not walk at all

 
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Morning came and then came noon
 
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Dinner time a scalpel blade
 
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Lay beside my silver spoon

 
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Some girls wander by mistake
   
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Into the mess that scalpels make
     
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Are you the teachers of my heart?
    
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We teach old hearts to break

     
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One morning I woke up alone
     
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The hospital and the nurses gone
 
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Have I carved enough my Lord?

 
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Child, you are a bone

  
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I ate and ate and ate
      
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No I did not miss a plate, well
 
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How much do these suppers cost?
       
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We'll take it out in hate

    
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I spent my hatred everyplace
   
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On every work on every face
 
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Someone gave me wishes
       
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And I wished for an embrace

 
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Several girls embraced me
  
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Then I was embraced by men
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Is my passion perfect?
     
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No, do it once again

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I was handsome, I was strong
    
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I knew the words of every song
 
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Did my singing please you?
         
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No, the words you sang were wrong

  
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Who is it whom I address
  
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Who takes down what I confess?
     
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Are you the teachers of my heart?
    
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We teach old hearts to rest
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Oh teachers are my lessons done?
   
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I cannot do another one
      
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They laughed and laughed and said, Well child
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Are your lessons done?
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Are your lessons done?
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Are your lessons done?

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Leonard Cohen
First We Take ManhattanEverybody KnowsAint No Cure For LoveDance Me To The End Of LoveMaster SongLover lover loverA Bunch of Lonesome HeroesYou Know Who I AmLady MidnightSuzanne
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