Blessed is The Memory - Leonard Cohen

Store Room

Its not the wind that keeps you up,
Its not the snow
Its not the moon
coming like a headlight
through your window
Its not the thumbnail of a screen
That scrapes away your dream

It's just this man,
Taking what he needs,
From the store room,

Its not the news of burning towns
That ruins your mind
like a spoon you turn and you turn
But it wont unwind
Though these wars you did not start
They dont tear your sleep apart

It's just a man,
Taking what he needs,
From the store room,

And now this woman by your side
Well shes is asleep
And there's nothing you can give her,
and there's nothing you want to keep
You don't even try to prove that the noise is
neighbours making love.

It's just a man,
Taking what he needs,
From the store room,

Well go to sleep and change the locks
When you wake up
Share your toast maybe
spill some coffee from your cup
Oh theres nothing left to choose
And there is so much more to loose.

Theres this man,
Taking what he needs,
From the store room,

Its not the wind that keeps you up,
Its not the snow
Its not the moon
coming like a headlight
through your window
Its not the thumbnail of a screen
That scrapes away your dream

It's just a man,
Taking what he needs,
From the store room,

Its not the news of burning towns
That ruins your mind
like a spoon you turn and you turn
But wont unwind
No these wars you did not start
They dont tear your sleep apart

It's just a man,
Taking what he needs,
From the store room,

And now the woman by your side
Well shes awake
But there's nothing you can give her,
and there's nothing you want to take
You don't even try to prove that the noise is
neighbours making love.

It's just a man,
Taking what he needs,
From the store room,

Oh go to sleep and change the locks
When you wake up
Share your toast maybe
spill a little coffee from your cup
Hes got nothing left to choose
And youve got so much more to loose.

It's just a man,
Taking what he needs,
From the store room,

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