Alexandra Leaving Song Lyrics

Leonard Cohen

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

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


  • credits


    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 : 73 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

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099750120224
    script: Latin