The Smokey Life

©Leonard Cohen, released on Recent Songs (1979)

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I've never seen your eyes so wide

I've never seen your appetite quite this occupied

Elsewhere is your feast of love

I know ... where long ago we agreed to keep it light

So lets be married one more night

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It's light, light enough

To let it go

It's light enough to let it go

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Remember when the scenery started fading

I held you til you learned to walk on air

So don't look down the ground is gone,

there's no one waiting anyway

The Smoky Life is practiced

Everywhere

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So set your restless heart at ease

Take a lesson from these Autumn leaves

They waste no time waiting for the snow

Don't argue now you'll be late

There is nothing to investigate

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It's light enough, light enough

To let it go

Light enough to let it go

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Remember when the scenery started fading

I held you til you learned to walk on air

So don't look down the ground is gone,

there's no one waiting anyway

The Smoky Life is practiced everywhere

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Come on back if the moment lends

You can look up all my very closest friends

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Light, light enough

To let it go

It's light enough to let it go

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