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    Leonard Cohen's "Bird On The Wire" - par Michel Griffin

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    http://www.MichelGriffin.com or http://itunes.com/MichelGriffin to download this song. This performance was recorded live at Cahors Folk Club in S.W. France in May 2009.

    Here are the lyrics, to which Leonard Cohen owns the copyright:

    Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir
    I have tried in my way to be free.
    Like a worm on a hook, like a knight from some old fashioned book
    I have saved all my ribbons for thee.

    If I, if I have been unkind, I hope that you can just let it go by.
    If I, if I have been untrue, I hope you know it was never to you.

    Like a baby, stillborn, like a beast with his horn
    I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
    But I swear by this song, and by all that I have done wrong
    I will make it all up to thee.

    I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,
    He said to me, "You must not ask for so much."
    And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
    She cried to me, "Hey, why not ask for more?"

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