Leonard Cohen - Going Home Lyrics




I love to speak with Leonard
He’s a sportsman and a shepherd
He’s a lazy bastard
Living in a suit

But he does say what I tell him
Even though it isn’t welcome
He just doesn't have the freedom
To refuse

He will speak these words of wisdom
Like a sage, a man of vision
Though he knows he’s really nothing
But the brief elaboration of a tube

Going home
Without my sorrow
Going home
Sometime tomorrow
Going home
To where it’s better
Than before

Going home
Without my burden
Going home
Behind the curtain
Going home
Without the costume
That I wore

He wants to write a love song
An anthem of forgiving
A manual for living with defeat

A cry above the suffering
A sacrifice recovering
But that isn’t what I need him
To complete

I want him to be certain
That he doesn’t have a burden
That he doesn’t need a vision
That he only has permission
To do my instant bidding
Which is to say what I have told him
To repeat

Going home
Without my sorrow
Going home
Sometime tomorrow
Going home
To where it’s better
Than before

Going home
Without my burden
Going home
Behind the curtain
Going home
Without this costume
That I wore

Going home
Without the sorrow
Going home
Sometime tomorrow
Going home
To where it’s better
Than before

Going home
Without the burden
Going home
Behind the curtain
Going home
Without this costume
That I wore

I love to speak with Leonard
He’s a sportsman and a shepherd
He’s a lazy bastard
Living in a suit





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  1. Edward Christian

    16 people are made of lost bits of ocean plastic.

  2. Anna Spann

    We buried my Zayde today. Thank you for this comfort, again, wherever you are.

  3. Deryck Davies

    Two years ago today, after what many consider his finest work, he moved on to ....guess we'll have to wait and see. I hope we will meet again.
    No lazy bastard in a suit, his body of work puts him up there with Dylan. Leonard's now home, after an amazing journey.

  4. David Gullette

    Join us in a Celebration of Leonard Cohen's life and music in Somerville, MA on September 24:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-celebration-of-leonard-cohen-in-song-dance-and-poetry-tickets-36496118874

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  5. Stephan Brückmann

    Ähm, sorry, but when will you come back? It's high time!

  6. pjotter0

    Thanks Leonard for making this song. I've used some of it on the invitations for my father's funeral who died yesterday of alzheimer's at only 69 years of age. My father wasn't as talkative as Leonard, but Leonard's music was the translation of my father's emotions. He always listened to him whenever needed it.

  7. Ma Lu

    Komm gut an im Himmel!

  8. Robert Mcintyre

    I'D LOVE TO TALK TO LEONARD, PURE GENIUS LOVE U LEONARD, RIP SO SAD LISTENING TO THIS SONG NOW, IT USED TO MAKE ME LAUGH WHEN HE SAID HE'S A LAZY BASTARD LIVING IN A SUIT NOW IT BRINGS TEARS I WISH YOU COULD HAVE STAYED WITH US FOREVER , LEONARD GOODBYE GREAT SOUL HOPE YOUR IN THE TOWER OF SONG, ,YOU HAVE LEFT ALL YOUR GREAT SONGS, POEMS, WISDOM ,MUSIC, LETS HOPE SOME OF YOUR WISDOM & SONGWRITING HAS RUBBED OF TO YOUR SON SADLY MISSED FOREVER LEONARD COHEN LOVE U JACQUI XXXXXXX

  9. pedro a. cantero

    Fuiste y eres como el polvo de estrellas que una y otra vez renace a la luz, hermosa lección de vida en unos tiempos de inmediatez y soflama. ¡Bienvenido seas Leonard! El planeta es tu casa, el cosmos tu morada. En él tu voz perdurará mientras haya quien la escuche. Seres, astros, éter, luz… Descansa en paz

  10. Saint Haidar

    the song which I listen thousands times!

  11. Rosa Leite

    Will I ser you in heaven?

  12. Saverio Paonessa

    I love you L.C R.I.P
    Thank you for your song

  13. Amanda Forsyth

    rest in peace xxxx

  14. Marco Pittaluga

    You're gone but your music remain with us. Thank you Leonard

  15. comfortabley glum

    Just heard Leonard passed away & went right to this fitting song...We will alb Going Home someday....R.I.P.

  16. Vito Bertaudeau

    gracias y compartido

  17. Stacy Taylor

    We have not only lost a musician, second to none but an art form.

  18. sockthief

    Rest easy, Leonard. You're home, and I hope it's better than before.

    Arlette Roly

    Quelle perte. J aurai tellement voulu le voir sur scène.

    Arlette Roly

    Wonderfull. Many thanks Mister Léonard Cohen

  19. Jo Jo

    RIP Leonard Cohen

  20. odinmp5

    thank you Leonard. always with us.

  21. yoyoyo

    thank you Ben Folds for telling me to listen to this

    Miranda Ellis-Jacobs

    Me too!

  22. Julien Prégent

    that is what my dad wanted me to play at his funeral. RIP dad missing you

    Carolyn De Voe

    +Julien Prégent His work is like a personal hymn. Love it.

  23. Stephen Beam

    Keep channeling God. Change the world.

  24. gormleykevin

    lookin forward to to your return to dublin

  25. duke22star

    this step to my heart

  26. jennifer roche

    Fantastic just love him :)