You Have Loved Enough

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

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I said I'd be your lover.

You laughed at what I said.

I lost my job forever.

I was counted with the dead.

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I swept the marble chambers,

But you sent me down below.

You kept me from believing

Until you let me know:

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That I am not the one who loves –

It's love that seizes me.

When hatred with his package comes,

You forbid delivery.

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And when the hunger for your touch

Rises from the hunger,

You whisper, "You have loved enough,

Now let me be the Lover."

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I swept the marble chambers,

But you sent me down below.

You kept me from believing

Until you let me know:

.

That I am not the one who loves –

It's love that chooses me.

When hatred with his package comes,

You forbid delivery.

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And when the hunger for your touch

Rises from the hunger ...

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