One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong

Leonard Cohen, Erika Kulnys
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I lit a thin green candle to make you jealous of me
But the room just filled up with mosquitoes
They heard that my body was free
Then I took the dust from a long and a sleepless night
And I put it in your little shoe
And then I confess that I tortured the dress
That you wore for the world to look through

I showed my heart to the doctor
He said I’d just have to quit
Then he wrote himself a prescription
And your name was mentioned in it
Then he locked himself in a library shelf
With the the details of our honeymoon
And I hear from his nurse that he’s gotten much worse
And his practice is all in a ruin

I heard of the saint who had loved you
I studied all night in his school
He taught that the duty of lovers is to tarnish the Golden Rule
And just when I was sure that his teachings were pure
He drowned himself in the pool
His body is gone but back here on the lawn
His spirit continues to drool

A northerner showed me a movie
She’d recently taken of you
The poor girl could hardly stop shivering
Her lips and her fingers were blue
I suppose that she froze when the wind tore off your clothes
I guess she just never got warm
But you stand there so nice in your blizzard of ice
Oh, please let me come into the storm