Leonard Cohen's

Store Room

©Leonard Cohen, released on Bonus tracks on 2007 reissues. Please note: This lyric is collected from the host of lyric servers containing a lot of question marks. I omitted the question marks, EM.


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.

I love to see you sitting there upon your throne,

your preachers all around you

being bored, and your prophet straight and tall.

And yet they'll undermine it all.

Just a man, just a man,

taking what he needs,

from the store room,

store room, store room.

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

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

Well the silence broke my heart, but yes

I spread my legs apart.

It's just a man ...

The hermit in the Wild,

the parent in the child.

Just a man ...

Oh my love, let us unpin you,

... you done, bringing more:

the mother and the father, the daughter and the son.

But should one refuse to come, it does not subtract the sum

It's just a man ...

It's not a ... of burning pounds that ruins your mind

like a spoon that you turn and you turn and you don't unwind,

Though these wars that you did not stop,

they don't tear your sleep apart.

It's just a man ...

... that keeps you up,

What a ... coming like a headlight through the window

Not the thumbnail of a screen,

No best way to dream

It's just a man ...

Now the woman by your side is she 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 neighbor's making love.

It's just a man ...

I love you without caring whom you love ...