In My Secret Life

©Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson, released on Ten New Songs (2001)

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I saw you this morning.

You were moving so fast.

Can't seem to loosen my grip

On the past.

And I miss you so much.

There's no one in sight.

And we're still making love

In My Secret Life.

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I smile when I'm angry.

I cheat and I lie.

I do what I have to do

To get by.

But I know what is wrong.

And I know what is right.

And I'd die for the truth

In My Secret Life.

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Hold on, hold on, my brother.

My sister, hold on tight.

I finally got my orders.

I'll be marching through the morning,

Marching through the night,

Moving cross the borders

Of My Secret Life.

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Looked through the paper.

Makes you want to cry.

Nobody cares if the people Live or die.

And the dealer wants you thinking

That it's either black or white.

Thank G-d it's not that simple

In My Secret Life.

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I bite my lip.

I buy what I'm told:

From the latest hit,

To the wisdom of old.

But I'm always alone.

And my heart is like ice.

And it's crowded and cold

In My Secret Life.

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