IRVING AND ME AT THE HOSPITAL

 

 

He stood up for Nietzsche
I stood up for Christ
He stood up for victory
I stood up for less

 

I loved to read his verses
He loved to hear my song
We never had much interest
In who was right or wrong

 

His boxer’s hands were shaking
He struggled with his pipe
Imperial Tobacco
Which I helped him light

 IRVING Y YO EN EL HOSPITAL

 

 

 Él estaba a favor de Nietzsche
 Yo estaba a favor de Cristo
 Él estaba por la victoria
 Yo estaba por menos

 

 Me encantaba leer sus poemas
 Le encantaba escuchar mi canción
 Nunca tuvimos mucho interés
En quién tenía razón o se equivocaba 

 

 

 Sus manos de boxeador temblaban
 Luchaba con su pipa
 Tabaco Imperial
 Que yo le ayudaba a encender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEONARD COHEN

PENGUIN BOOKS

BOOK OF LONGING

 

Leonard Cohen, 2006

Drawings and decorations Leonard Cohen, 2006