Alexandra Leaving Lyrics

Leonard Cohen


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson
album: Track 7 in album Ten New Songs
release date: 2001-10-8
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 5:26
producer: Sharon Robinson
vocal: Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson
performer: Sharon Robinson
mixer: Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson and Leanne Ungar
engineer: Leanne Ungar
arranger: Sharon Robinson
programming: Sharon Robinson
lyricist: Sharon Robinson, Leonard Cohen
composer: Sharon Robinson, Leonard Cohen

Cover Art

Leonard Cohen Ten New Songs cover art
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Suddenly the night has grown colder
The god of love preparing to depart
Alexandra hoisted on his shoulder,
They slip between the sentries of the heart

Upheld by the simplicities of pleasure
They gain the light, they formlessly entwine
And radiant beyond your widest measure
They fall among the voices and the wine

It's not a trick, your senses all deceiving
A fitful dream, the morning will exhaust
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost

Even though she sleeps upon your satin
Even though she wakes you with a kiss
Do not say the moment was imagined
Do not stoop to strategies like this

As someone long prepared for this to happen
Go firmly to the window, drink it in
Exquisite music Alexandra laughing
Your first commitments tangible again

And you who had the honor of her evening,
And by the honor had your own restored
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving
Alexandra leaving with her Lord

Even though she sleeps upon your satin
Even though she wakes you with a kiss
Do not say the moment was imagined
Do not stoop to strategies like this

As someone long prepared for the occasion
In full command of every plan you wrecked
Do not choose a coward's explanation
that hides behind the cause and the effect

And you who were bewildered by a meaning
Whose code was broken, crucifix uncrossed
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost

Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 In My Secret Life
  • 2 A Thousand Kisses Deep
  • 3 That Don't Make It Junk
  • 4 Here It Is
  • 5 Love Itself
  • 6 By the Rivers Dark
  • 7 Alexandra Leaving
  • 8 You Have Loved Enough
  • 9 Boogie Street
  • 10 The Land of Plenty