Sunday, November 20, 2016

Poetry Sunday


Our new president-elect spent a whole lot of time during the endless campaign complaining bitterly that the only way he could lose was because everything was rigged against him. Of course, we now know how it all turned out ... he's got lots to say now, and none of it is about systems rigged against him. Of course, he'd now deny ever having said any of it. But the rest of us know the truth ...

Everybody Knows
Lyrics by Leonard Cohen

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stem rose
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you've been faithful
Give or take a night or two
Everybody knows you've been discreet
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

And everybody knows that it's now or never
Everybody knows that it's me or you
And everybody knows that you live forever
When you've done a line or two
Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old Black Joe's still pickin' cotton
For your ribbons and your bows
And everybody knows

And everybody knows that the Plague is coming
Everybody knows that it's moving fast
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past
Everybody knows the scene is dead
But there's gonna be a meter on your bed
That will disclose
What everybody knows

And everybody knows that you're in trouble
Everybody knows what you've been through
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary
To the beach of Malibu
Everybody knows it's coming apart
Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
Before it blows
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Oh everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows


A great song for this time. Sigh. Here's the video of Leonard Cohen singing it live.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

4 comments:

John Hill said...

Everybody knows,indeed!
And life goes on...

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A sad state of affairs.

Mike said...

I know I know!

Big Sky Heidi said...

Who really knows?