The Butcher Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Leonard Cohen
Original Band
Leonard Cohen

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock KEXP Studios Seattle Washington US April 15, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock KUTX Austin Texas US November 11, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Sellersville Theater Sellersville Pennsylvania US March 02, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US November 19, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Club Manufaktur Schorndorf Germany April 22, 2015

Lyrics

I came upon a butcher
He was slaughtering a lamb
I accused him there
With his tortured lamb
He said, "Listen to me, child"
"I am what I am"
"And you, you are my only son"

Well, I found a silver needle
I put it into my arm
It did some good
Did some harm
But the nights were cold
And it almost kept me warm
How come the night is long?

I saw some flowers growing up
Where that lamb fell down
Was I supposed to praise my Lord
Make some kind of joyful sound?
He said, "Listen, listen to me now"
"I go 'round and 'round"
"And you, you are my only child"

Do not leave me now
Do not leave me now
I'm broken down
From a recent fall
Blood upon my body
And ice upon my soul
Lead on, my son, it is your world