Leonard Cohen's

In My Secret Life

©Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson, released on Ten New Songs (2001)


I saw you this morning.

You were moving so fast.

Can't seem to loosen my grip

On the past.

And I miss you so much.

There's no one in sight.

And we're still making love

In My Secret Life.


I smile when I'm angry.

I cheat and I lie.

I do what I have to do

To get by.

But I know what is wrong.

And I know what is right.

And I'd die for the truth

In My Secret Life.


Hold on, hold on, my brother.

My sister, hold on tight.

I finally got my orders.

I'll be marching through the morning,

Marching through the night,

Moving cross the borders

Of My Secret Life.


Looked through the paper.

Makes you want to cry.

Nobody cares if the people Live or die.

And the dealer wants you thinking

That it's either black or white.

Thank G-d it's not that simple

In My Secret Life.


I bite my lip.

I buy what I'm told:

From the latest hit,

To the wisdom of old.

But I'm always alone.

And my heart is like ice.

And it's crowded and cold

In My Secret Life.