Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt - Sisters of Mercy

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written by Leonard Cohen

© Sony ATV Songs LLC (BMI)

Oh the sisters of mercy

they are not departed or gone

They were waiting for me

when I thought that I just can't go on

And they brought me their comfort

and later they brought me this song

Oh I hope you run into them

you who've been traveling so long

Yes, you who must leave everything

that you cannot control

It begins with your family

but soon it comes 'round to your soul

Well I've been where you're hanging

and I think I can see how you're pinned

When you're not feeling holy

your loneliness says that you've sinned

Well they lay down beside me

I make my confessions to them

They touched both my eyes

and I touched the dew on their hem

If your life is a leaf

that the seasons tear off and condemn

They will bind you with love

that is graceful and green as a stem

When I left they were sleeping

and I hope you run into them soon

Don't turn on the lights

you can read their address by the moon

And you won't make me jealous

if I find they have sweetened your night

We weren't lovers like that

and besides it would still be all right

We weren't lovers like that

and besides it would still be all right

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