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(Quelle: Christof Graf`s Bücher über Leonard Cohen - ,,Partisan der Liebe" (1996) und ,,Titan der Worte" (2010)

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Blues By The Jews

(Dieser Song ist auf keinem Album, sondern nur in einigen Konzerten Leonard Cohens zu hören gewesen. Ein Song von Billy Sunday, der als "Judenblues" bezeichnet wird))

My name is Billy Sunday

I speak in the name of God.

They call me Billy Sunday

I speak in the name of God

And God is always angry

Just in case you think He's not

He's angry at your body

For reasons that are His

He doesn't like your body

According to reasons that are only His

I'd like you to know He's very very angry

But that's just the way He is

He's angry at the spirit

That is turned away from Him

He's angry at the spirit

That's turned away from Him

If He ever gets His Hands on it

He's gonna tear it limb from limb

They call me Billy Sunday

...

He's angry at the universe

He drives him up the wall

I could say for a fact

He's not pleased with this universe

He drives him up the wall

He's sorry that He ever thought of you and me at all

He's angry when you're dying

And He's angry when you're dead

And you're always one or the other

He's angry when you're dying

And He's angry when you're dead

And He's furious at me

For everything I've ever said

If you feel His anger some night

Let's say in a Motel room at three a.m.

If you feel His awesome anger

In your Hotel room let's say at three a.m.

It turns out that He's still very angry

That you took so long to be afraid of Him

They call me Billy Sunday

...

If you fall asleep some night

Which everybody does

If you have the nerve to go to sleep one tired night

Which most everybody does

And you happen to have some silly dream

To Him it's very serious.

And if some lonely night you ask yourself

Where all the pretty girls are gone?

Some night you're gonna ask yourself where where

Where are those pretty girls gone

Then He blows away the little scraps of paper

That they write their names and numbers on

Then you find that you get down on your knees

And you want to renounce for all time a woman's sweet caress

You have some vocation that makes you kneel down

And renounce for eternity a woman's sweet caress

Then He causes you do touch yourself

As soon as you undress

They call me Billy Sunday

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