Leonard Cohen - On That Day Lyrics




Some people say
It's what we deserve
For sins against g-d
For crimes in the world
I wouldn't know
I'm just holding the fort
Since that day
They wounded New York
Some people say
They hate us of old
Our women unveiled
Our slaves and our gold
I wouldn't know
I'm just holding the fort
But answer me this
I won't take you to court
Did you go crazy
Or did you report
On that day
On that day
They wounded New York





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  1. Patricia Davidson

    I love this song. It is overwhelmingly sad. This man has such insight into unmerited suffering ❤️🖤❤️

    Maayke Langelaar

    It is Patricia and only Leonard knew how to put it to words ❤️🖤❤️

  2. ifnyou

    That distinctive "twanging" instrument - is that a Jew's harp?

    Natasha K

    I look at Dear Heather album credits, looks like it is a Jew's harp.

    frank miccolupo

    Sounds Sicilian to me - but Sicilian or Jew - same same :)

  3. Mariusz Wesolowski

    http://www.polskacanada.com/jestem-gotow-panie-leonard-cohen-nie-zyje/

  4. Peter Meeuwis

    Some people say
    It's what we deserve
    For sins against g-d
    For crimes in the world
    I wouldn't know
    I'm just holding the fort
    Since that day
    They wounded New York
    Some people say
    They hate us of old
    Our women unveiled
    Our slaves and our gold
    I wouldn't know
    I'm just holding the fort
    But answer me this
    I won't take you to court
    Did you go crazy
    Or did you report
    On that day
    On that day
    They wounded New York

  5. amy jenkins

    Thank you Leonard Cohen for a song that covers 9/11 New York, and individuals Like Drummer Lee Rigby, the 7th July 2005 victims of Londonand today the victims of last Fridays attacks in Paris.Let us not forget the 224 passengers aboard the Russian plane that exploded midair due to terrorists planting a bomb.

  6. Frances Sloan

    Have we 'forgotten'? Soldiers in England can not be seen in Uniform anymore because Islamic Terrorists hacked Drummer Lee Rigby to death this week. Private William Long was murdered by Islamic Terrorists but we have already 'forgotten' about him. It is such a sad song getting sadder every year......