Sunday, July 11, 2010

Poetry Train Monday - 160 - I'm Your Man


I'm in a rather romantic state of mind after my anniversary weekend, so for today's post I'm turning to Leonard Cohen's raw passion and his masterful crafting of these lyrics.


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I'm Your Man


If you want a lover
I'll do anything you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I'll wear a mask for you
If you want a partner
Take my hand
Or if you want to strike me down in anger
Here I stand
I'm your man

If you want a boxer
I will step into the ring for you
And if you want a doctor
I'll examine every inch of you
If you want a driver
Climb inside
Or if you want to take me for a ride
You know you can
I'm your man

Ah, the moon's too bright
The chain's too tight
The beast won't go to sleep
I've been running through these promises to you
That I made and could not keep

Ah, but a man never got a woman back
Not by begging on his knees
Or I'd crawl to you baby
And fall at your feet
And I'd howl at your beauty
Like a dog in heat
And I'd claw at your heart
And I'd tear at your sheet
I'd say please, please
I'm your man

And if you've got to sleep
A moment on the road
I will steer for you
And if you want to work the street alone
I'll disappear for you
If you want a father for your child
Or only want to walk with me awhile
Across the sand
I'm your man


- Leonard Cohen



Illustration of Victoria receiving news that she is queen by H. T. Wells

Toni says That smokey voice and the stark black and white images....draws you right in.

Marinela says Lovely creative work, enjoyed it :)

Akelamalu says I so enjoyed that, thanks for sharing Julia. :)

6 comments:

Toni said...

That smokey voice and the stark black and white images....draws you right in.
Blessings,
Toni

Short Poems said...

Lovely creative work, enjoyed it :)

Akelamalu said...

I so enjoyed that, thanks for sharing Julia. :)

M. said...

I never really thought about the lyrics of this song in entirety. He truly is more of a poet than a singer - though his 'Hallelujah', as sung by K.D. Lang, is quite possibly my favorite song.

She blew me away at the Olympics.

Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God's blessings. Lloyd

Travis Cody said...

I liked the lyric and the melody, but not the vocal.

Happy Monday!