Leonard Cohen's

Coming Back to You

©Leonard Cohen, released on Various Positions (1984)


Maybe I'm still hurting

I can't turn the other cheek

But you know that I still love you

It's just that I can't speak

I looked for you in everyone

And they called me on that too

I lived alone but I was only

Coming back to you


Ah they're shutting down the factory now

Just when all the bills are due

And the fields they're under lock and key

Tho' the rain and the sun come through

And springtime starts but then it stops

In the name of something new

And all the senses rise against this

Coming back to you


And they're handing down my sentence now

And I know what I must do

Another mile of silence while I'm

Coming back to you


There are many in your life

And many still to be

Since you are a shining light

There's many that you'll see

But I have to deal with envy

When you choose the precious few

Who've left their pride on the other side of

Coming back to you


Even in your arms I know

I'll never get it right

Even when you bend to give me

Comfort in the night

I've got to have your word on this

Or none of it is true

And all I've said was just instead of

Coming back to you