Leonard Cohen - You Know Who I Am Lyrics

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I cannot follow you, my love,
You cannot follow me.
I am the distance you put between
All of the moments that we will be.

You know who I am,
You've stared at the sun,
Well I am the one who loves
Changing from nothing to one.

Sometimes I need you naked,
Sometimes I need you wild,
I need you to carry my children in
And I need you to kill a child.
You know who I am

If you should ever track me down
I will surrender there
And I will leave with you one broken man
Whom I will teach you to repair.
You know who I am

I cannot follow you, my love,
You cannot follow me.
I am the distance you put between
All of the moments that we will be.
You know who I am

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bird on the Wire
  • 2 Story of Isaac
  • 3 A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes
  • 4 The Partisan
  • 5 Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
  • 6 The Old Revolution
  • 7 The Butcher
  • 8 You Know Who I Am
  • 9 Lady Midnight
  • 10 Tonight Will Be Fine


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Leonard Cohen
    album: Track 8 in album Songs From a Room
    release date: 1969-4
    popularity : 75 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Rock Blues Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Ballad
    length: 3:29
    producer: Bob Johnston
    lead vocals: Leonard Cohen
    engineer: Neil Wilburn and Ed Hudson
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin