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Leonard Cohen Love Itself Lyrics

Last updated: 08/31/2009 11:00:00 AM

The light came through the window,
Straight from the sun above,
And so inside my little room
There plunged the rays of Love.

In streams of light I clearly saw
The dust you seldom see,
Out of which the Nameless makes
A Name for one like me.

I'll try to say a little more:
Love went on and on
Until it reached an open door –
Then Love Itself
Love Itself was gone.

All busy in the sunlight
The flecks did float and dance,
And I was tumbled up with them
In formless circumstance.

I'll try to say a little more:
Love went on and on
Until it reached an open door –
Then Love Itself
Love Itself was gone.

Then I came back from where I'd been.
My room, it looked the same –
But there was nothing left between
The Nameless and the Name.

All busy in the sunlight
The flecks did float and dance,
And I was tumbled up with them
In formless circumstance.

I'll try to say a little more:
Love went on and on
Until it reached an open door –
Then Love itself,
Love Itself was gone.
Love Itself was gone.




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A 5 Star Gem | Reviewer: keith cairns | 8/31/09

I'm a late convert to Leonard Cohen - I always had a cynical view that his music was "slit your wrist " music- until I saw him live at the O2 in Dublin in July. What a superb performance! I became a total convert and have been playing his music ever since. He has so many wonderful songs - a poet who sings really- but Love Itself brings tears to my eyes- what a song- if you have a soul this song will open it- fantastic!