My adventure in becoming a [Good] Mormon

Lover lover lover

I can’t sing most of his songs. Which is why this  one is so delightful to wail despairingly, because it is one of despair in a way…At least to me…It also almost always includes an amazing guitar solo.

“I asked my father,
I said, “Father change my name.”
The one I’m using now it’s covered up
with fear and filth and cowardice and shame.
Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me,
yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me.

He said, “I locked you in this body,
I meant it as a kind of trial.
You can use it for a weapon,
or to make some woman smile.”

Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me
yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me.

“Then let me start again,” I cried,
“please let me start again,
I want a face that’s fair this time,
I want a spirit that is calm.”

Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me
yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me.

“I never never turned aside,” he said,
“I never walked away.
It was you who built the temple,
it was you who covered up my face.”

Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me
yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me.

And may the spirit of this song,
may it rise up pure and free.
May it be a shield for you,
a shield against the enemy.

Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me
yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me.

Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me
yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me.”

Cohen always seems to bash his physical appearance, which one, intrigues me and two I find myself relating to. He doesn’t say flat out ‘I’m, ugly I’m ugly I’m ugly bwah” but he always has variations on “I’m not the best looking. But I love you more and in a better way than anyone else, so ignore my appearance and love me!!” Which I like, I find it makes him unique.  He kinda takes on the “I’m going to sit here and wait while you love all the sexy guys first and I’ll love you anyways until you love me back. And I will love you when all the others find you ugly.” and I think that’s another reason why I like him so much. It’s not about his attempts to get the girl but his thoughts as he patiently waits, they have a bit of a melancholy, but hopeful, beauty.

But that’s just my interpretation on him.

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