Sisters of Mercy Lyrics

Leonard Cohen


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Leonard Cohen
album: Track 5 in album Songs of Leonard Cohen
release date: 1967-12-27
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Chanson
length: 3:35
producer: John Simon
conductor: John Simon
lead vocals: Leonard Cohen
composer: Leonard Cohen
lyricist: Leonard Cohen

Cover Art

Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen cover art
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Oh the sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone.
They were waiting for me when I thought that I just can't go on.
And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song.
Oh I hope you run into them, you who've been travelling so long.

Yes you who must leave everything that you cannot control.
It begins with your family, but soon it comes around to your soul.
Well I've been where you're hanging, I think I can see how you're pinned:
When you're not feeling holy, your loneliness says that you've sinned.

Well they lay down beside me, I made my confession to them.
They touched both my eyes and I touched the dew on their hem.
If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn
They will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem.

When I left they were sleeping, I hope you run into them soon.
Don't turn on the lights, you can read their address by the moon.
And you won't make me jealous if I hear that they sweetened your night:
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right,
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Suzanne
  • 2 Master Song
  • 3 Winter Lady
  • 4 The Stranger Song
  • 5 Sisters of Mercy
  • 6 So Long, Marianne
  • 7 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
  • 8 Stories of the Street
  • 9 Teachers
  • 10 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong