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Take This Longing  Leonard Cohen

   [D]                                 [C]Many men have loved the [G]bells,[C] you fastened to the [G]rein
And [Em]everyone who w[Am]anted you f[Em]ound what they will a[D]lways [Em]want a[D]gain
Y[F#m]our beauty lost to y[Bm]ou yourself just [F#m]as it was lost to t[Bm]hem
Oh t[G]ake this longing from my t[D]ongue
What[G]ever useless things these hands have [D]done
L[G]et me see your beauty broken d[D]own
[F#m]  Like you would [G]do for one you l[D]oved


Your body like a searchlight my poverty revealed
I would like to try your charity until u cry now you must try my greed
And everything depends upon how near you sleep to me
Just take this longing from my tongue
And all the lonely things my hands have done
Let me see your beauty broken down
Like you would do for one you love

You're hungry as an archway, thru which the troops have passed
I stand in ruins behind you, with your winter clothes
and your broken sandal straps
I love to see you naked over there, 'specially from the back
Ah take this longing from my tongue
And all the lonely things my hands have done
Untie for me your hired blue gown
Like you would do for one you love

You're faithful to the better man, I'm afraid that he left
So let me judge your love affair in this very room
where I have sentenced mine to death
I'll even wear these old laurel leaves, that he's shaken from his head
Just take this longing from my tongue
Whatever useless things these hands have done
Untie for me your satin brassiere
Like you would do for one you love
Like you would do for one you love


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