Anthem

Artist
Leonard Cohen, Erika Kulnys
Released
2014
Genre
Folk-Pop
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The birds they sing
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be

The wars they will
be fought again
The holy dove
she will be caught again
Bought and sold
and bought again
The dove is never free

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in

We asked for signs
The signs were sent
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
The widowhood
of every government
Signs for all to see

I can’t run no more
with that lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
Say their prayers out loud.
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
a thundercloud
They’re going to hear from me

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in

You can add up the parts
but you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in