Heart With No Companion

©Leonard Cohen, released on Various Positions (1984)

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I greet you from the other side

Of sorrow and despair

With a love so vast and shattered

It will reach you everywhere

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And I sing this for the captain

Whose ship has not been built

For the mother in confusion

Her cradle still unfilled

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For the heart with no companion

For the soul without a king

For the prima ballerina

Who cannot dance to anything

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Through the days of shame that are coming

Through the nights of wild distress

Tho' your promise count for nothing

You must keep it nonetheless

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You must keep it for the captain

Whose ship has not been built

For the mother in confusion

Her cradle still unfilled

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For the heart with no companion ...

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I greet you from the other side ...

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