Leonard Cohen's

Because Of

©Leonard Cohen, released on Dear Heather (2004)


Because of a few songs

Wherein I spoke of their mystery,

Women have been

Exceptionally kind

to my old age.

They make a secret place

In their busy lives

And they take me there.

They become naked

In their different ways

and they say,

"Look at me, Leonard

Look at me one last time."

Then they bend over the bed

And cover me up

Like a baby that is shivering.