Who Sang There Is a War? Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen New Skin for the Old Ceremony cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Leonard Cohen
release date: 1974-8
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:02
producer: John Lissauer
lead vocals: Leonard Cohen
mixer: Rick Rowe
engineer: Rick Rowe and Frank Laico
arranger: John Lissauer
assistant engineer: Leanne Ungar
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 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 embarrassed,
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?



Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Is This What You Wanted
  • 2 Chelsea Hotel #2
  • 3 Lover Lover Lover
  • 4 Field Commander Cohen
  • 5 Why Don't You Try
  • 6 There Is a War
  • 7 A Singer Must Die
  • 8 I Tried to Leave You
  • 9 Who by Fire
  • 10 Take This Longing
  • 11 Leaving Green Sleeves

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin