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Artist :Leonard Cohen
Album :Dear Heather
Title :

Villanelle for Our Time


Words by Frank Scott (1899-1985)
Music by Leonard Cohen

From bitter searching of the heart
Quickened with passion and with pain
We rise to play a greater part.
This is the faith from which we start:
Men shall know commonwealth again
From bitter searching of the heart.
We loved the easy and the smart
But nowwith keener hand and brain
We rise to play a greater part.
The lesser loyalties depart
And neither race nor creed remain
From bitter searching of the heart.
Not steering by the venal chart
That tricked the mass for private gain
We rise to play a greater part.
Reshaping narrow law and art
Whose symbols are the millions slain
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise to play a greater part.



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