bird on a wire (leonard cohen) lyrics – k. d. lang

like a bird on a wire
like a drunk in a midnight choir
i have tried in my way to be free

like a worm on a hook
like a knight from some old fashioned book
i have saved all my ribbons for thee

if i, if i have been unkind
i hope, you can just let it go by
if i have been untrue
i hope you know it was never to you

like a baby stillborn
like a beast with his h*rn
i have torn everyone who reached out for me

but i swear by this song
and by all that i have done wrong
i’ll make it all up to thee

i saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch
he said to me, “you must not ask for so much”
and a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door
she cried out to me, “hey, why not ask for more?”

if i, if i have been unkind
i hope, you can just let it go by
if i have been untrue
it was never to you

like a bird on a wire
like a drunk in a midnight choir
i have tried in my way to be free

/ k d lang lyrics