Fingerprints

©Leonard Cohen, released on Death of a Ladies' Man (1977)

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I touched you once too often

Now I don't know who I am

My fingerprints were missing

When I wiped away the jam

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Yes I called my fingerprints all night

But they don't seem to care

The last time that I saw them

They were leafing through your hair

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Fingerprints, fingerprints

Where are you now my fingerprints?

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Yeah I thought I'd leave this morning

So I emptied out your drawer

A hundred thousand fingerprints

They floated to the floor

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You know you hardly stopped to pick them up

You don't care what you lose

Ah you don't even seem to know

Whose fingerprints are whose

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Fingerprints, fingerprints

Where are you now my fingerprints?

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And now you want to marry me

You want to take me down the aisle

You want to throw confetti fingerprints

You know that's not my style

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O sure I'd like to marry you

But I can't face the dawn

With any girl who knew me

When my fingerprints were on

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Fingerprints, fingerprints

Where are you now my fingerprints?

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Fingerprints, oh fingerprints

Where are you now my fingerprints?

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