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Passing Through (vom Album: Live Songs)

(Original: Dick Blakeslee 1948

Coverversion von Leonard Cohen)

I saw Jesus on the cross

on a hill called Calvary

"Do you hate mankind

for what they done to you?"

He said, "Talk of love not hate,

things to do - it's getting late.

I've so little time

and I'm only passing through."

Passing through, passing through.

Sometimes happy, sometimes blue,

glad that I ran into you.

Tell the people that you

saw me passing through.

I saw Adam leave the Garden

with an apple in his hand,

I said "Now you're out,

what are you gonna to do?"

"Plant some crops and pray for rain,

maybe raise a little Cain. (*)

I'm an orphan now,

and I'm only passing through."

Passing through, passing through ...

I was with Washington at Valley Forge,

shivering in the snow.

I said, "How come the men here

suffer like they do?"

"Men will suffer, men will fight,

even die for what is right

even though they know

they're only passing through."

Passing through, passing through ...

I was with Franklin Roosevelt's side

on the night before he died.

He said, "One world must come

out of World War Two (ah a fool)

Yankee, Russian, white or tan,

A man is still a man.

We're all on one road,

we're only passing through."

Passing through, passing through ...

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