there is a war lyrics – leonard cohen

there is a war between the rich and poor
a war between the man and the woman
there is a war between the ones who say there is a war
and the ones who say that there isn’t

why don’t you come on back to the war?
that’s right, get in it
why don’t you come on back to the war?
it’s just beginning

well, i live here with a woman and a child
the situation makes me kind of nervous
yes, i rise up from her arms, she says
“i guess you call this love, i call it service”

why don’t you come on back to the war?
don’t be a tourist
why don’t you come on back to the war?
before it hurts us

why don’t you come on back to the war?
let’s all get nervous

you cannot stand what i’ve become
you much prefer the gentleman i was before
i was so easy to defeat, i was so easy to control
i didn’t even know there was a war

why don’t you come on back to the war?
don’t be embarr*ssed
why don’t you come on back to the war?
you can still get married

there is a war between the rich and poor
a war between the man and the woman
there is a war between the left and right
a war between the black and white
a war between the odd and the even

why don’t you come on back to the war?
pick up your tiny burden
why don’t you come on back to the war?
let’s all get even

why don’t you come on back to the war?
can’t you hear me speaking?

/ leonard cohen lyrics