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VIII. The Cohenpedia - Leonard Cohen von A - Z

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

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Store Room

It's not the wind that keeps you up

It's not the snow, it's not the moon

coming like a headlight through your window

it's not the thumbnail of the screen

that scrapes away your dream

It's just this man

taking what he needs

from the store room

It's not the news of burning towns

that ruins your mind

like a spool you turn and you turn

but it won't unwind

No, these wars you did not start

they don't tear your sleep apart

It's just the man

taking what he needs

from the store room

And now this woman by your side

well, she's asleep

and there's nothing you can give her

and there's nothing you want to keep

you don't even try to prove

that the noise is neighbours making love

It's just the man

taking what he needs

from the store room

Well, go to sleep and change the locks

when you wake up, share your toast

maybe, spill some coffee from your cup

oh, there's nothing left to chose

and there's so much more to lose

There's this man

taking what he needs

from the store room

Anmerkung(en) zu dem Song:

zunächst nur als Live-Song bekannt.

Später als Bonussong des remasterten Songs Of Leonard Cohen-Albums "nachveröffentlicht" als Bonus-Track

Anbei das Transkript von einem Bootleg der 76er-Tounee, das in Montreux aufgenommen wurde:

"Ça c'est une nouvelle chanson, c'est 'Store Room', 'Store Room!... Dépôt? Quelque chose comme ça. The place where everything comes from ..."

I love you, without caring whom you love.

My hands below the belt, or my hands above

In the arms of other men,

Or in my bed again.

It's just a man,

Taking what he needs,

From the store room,

Store room, store room.

Oh I love to see you sitting there upon your throne,

Yeah Your preachers all around you

Being bored, and your prophet straight and tall.

They'll undermine it all.

It's just a man, just a man...

Yeah, Shakespeare he said it all, and he said no more

And he left me feeling just like a two bit whore.

Well the silence broke my heart

But I spread my legs apart.

It's just a man, just a man...

Refusing to keep on (..)once appeared

In a period that haunts you (..)

The prophet in the Wild,

The parent in the child.

It's just a man, just a man...

Oh my love, let us continue

What has been begun

Bringing for the mother and the father

The daughter and the son.

But should one refuse to come,

No it does not subtract the sum

It's just a man, just a man...

It's not the wind that keeps you up

It's not the snow, it's not the moon

Coming like a headlight now but through your window

No these wars that you did not stop,

They do not tear your sleep apart.

It's just a man, just a man...

Yeah can a woman when she's by your side, and she's awake?

But there's nothing you want to give her,

And there's nothing that you really want to take.

You don't even try to prove that the noisy neighbour is making love.

It's just a man, just a man.

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