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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Never Mind

Leonard Cohen - Nevermind

Earlier I posted the shorter version of this song that gets played at the opening of True Detective. Today I listened to the longer version and I'm hearing some Mideastern sounding wails in there. Looking around I found this story about the tune. The lyrics are interesting as well:
The war was lost
The treaty signed
I was not caught
I crossed the line 
I had to leave
My life behind
I had a name
But never mind 
Your victory
Was so complete
That some among you
Thought to keep 
A record of
Our little lives
The clothes we wore
Our pots our knives  
The games of luck
Our soldiers played
The stones we cut
The songs we made 
Our law of peace
Which understands
A husband leads
A wife commands 
And all of this
Expressions of
The High Indifference
Some call Love 
The High Indifference
Some call Fate
But we had Names
More intimate 
Names so deep
and Names so true
They're lost to me
And dead to you 
There is no need
That this survive
There's truth that lives
And truth that dies 
There's truth that lives
And truth that dies
I don't know which
So never mind 
I could not kill
The way you kill
I could not hate
I tried I failed 
No man can see
The vast design
Or who will be
Last of his kind 
The story's told
With facts and lies
You own the world
So never mind 
Copyright © 2005 Leonard Cohen
Update March 2017 replaced missing video.

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