Leonard Cohen - Humbled In Love Lyrics

Do you remember all of those pledges
That we pledged in the passionate night
Ah they're soiled now, they're torn at the edges
Like moths on a still yellow light
No penance serves to renew them
No massive transfusions of trust
Why not even revenge can undo them
So twisted these vows and so crushed
And you say you've been humbled in love
Cut down in your love
Forced to kneel in the mud next to me
Ah but why so bitterly turn from the one
Who kneels there as deeply as thee

Children have takes these pledges
They have ferried them out of the past
Oh beyond all the graves and the hedges
Where love must go hiding at last
And here where there is no description
Oh here in the moment at hand
No sinner need rise up forgiven
No victim need limp to the stand

And you say you've been humbled in love...

And look dear heart, look at the virgin
Look how she welcomes him into her gown
Yes, and mark how the stranger's cold armour
Dissolves like a star falling down
Why trade this vision for desire
When you may have them both
You will never see a man this naked
I will never hold a woman this close

And you say you've been humbled in love...

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  1. Ruth Phillips

    Apparently I used to sing this when I was like 3 years old - can you imagine! In fact, I'm told I wouldn't settle to sleep as a baby without a bit of Leonard playing. His voice still gives me a sense of comfort and security :) So gutted I didn't get to see him play live before he passed away x

  2. Sam Harrison

    Quite simply one of the most beautiful songs ever written x I heard this in an art gallery in Madeira and fell on love with this mans music in that second Xxx