The Future - Leonard Cohen

The Future

Leonard Cohen

2 credits

Heard in the following movies & tv shows

Lyrics

Give me back my broken night My mirrored room, my secret life It's lonely here There's no one left to torture Give me absolute control Over every living soul And lie beside me, baby That's an order Give me crack and anal sex Take the only tree that's left And stuff it up the hole In your culture Give me back the Berlin wall Give me Stalin and St. Paul I've seen the future, brother It is murder Things are going to slide, slide in all directions Won't be nothing (won't be nothing) Nothing you can measure anymore The blizzard, the blizzard of the world Has crossed the threshold And it's overturned The order of the soul When they said (they said) repent (repent), repent (repent) I wonder what they meant When they said (they said) repent (repent), repent (repent) I wonder what they meant When they said (they said) repent (repent), repent (repent) I wonder what they meant You don't know me from the wind You never will, you never did I'm the little Jew Who wrote the Bible I've seen the nations rise and fall I've heard their stories, heard them all But love's the only engine of survival Your servant here, he has been told To say it clear, to say it cold It's over, it ain't going Any further (do, do, do) And now the wheels of heaven stop You feel the devil's riding crop Get ready for the future It is murder (do, do, do) Things are going to slide Slide in all directions Won't be nothing (won't be) Nothing you can measure anymore The blizzard, the blizzard of the world Has crossed the threshold And it's overturned The order of the soul When they said (they said) repent (repent), repent (repent) I wonder what they meant When they said (they said) repent (repent), repent (repent) I wonder what they meant When they said (they said) repent (repent), repent (repent) I wonder what they meant There'll be the breaking of the ancient Western code Your private life will suddenly explode (ooh, ooh) There'll be phantoms There'll be fires on the road And the white man dancing You'll see a woman Hanging upside down (ooh, ooh) Her features covered by her fallen gown (ooh, ooh) And all the lousy little poets Coming round Tryin' to sound like Charlie Manson Yeah, the white man dancin' Give me back the Berlin wall Give me Stalin and St. Paul Give me Christ or give me Hiroshima (do, do, do) Destroy another fetus now We don't like children anyhow I've seen the future, baby It is murder (do, do, do) Things are going to slide, slide in all directions Won't be nothing (won't be) Nothing you can measure anymore The blizzard, the blizzard of the world Has crossed the threshold And it's overturned The order of the soul When they said (they said) repent (repent), repent (repent) I wonder what they meant When they said (they said) repent (repent), repent (repent) I wonder what they meant When they said (they said) repent (repent), repent (repent) I wonder what they meant When they said (they said) repent (repent), repent (repent)

Song Info

Release Year

-

Genres

Folk

Rock

Moods

Cool

Vocals

Male

WhatSong Soundtracks Logo
WhatSong

WhatSong is the worlds largest collection of movie & tv show soundtracks and playlists.

© 2023 WhatSong Soundtracks. All rights reserved

Quick links

ContactPrivacyAbout