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    "Came So Far For Beauty" Lyrics

    Jennifer Warnes

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    (l. cohen & j. lissauer)

    I came so far for beauty
    I left so much behind
    My patience and my family
    My masterpiece unsigned
    I thought I'd be rewarded
    For such a lonely choice
    And maybe he would answer
    To such a hopeless voice
    I practiced all my sainthood
    I gave to one and all
    But the rumours of my virtue
    They moved him not at all
    I changed my style to silver
    I changed my clothes to black
    And where I would surrender

    Now I would attack
    I stormed the old casino
    For the money and for the flesh
    And I myself decided
    What was rotten, what was fresh
    And men to do my bidding
    And broken bones to teach
    The value of my pardon
    The shadow of my reach
    But no, I could not touch him
    With such a heavy hand
    His star beyond my order
    His nakedness unmanned
    I came so far for beauty
    I left so much behind
    My patience and my family
    My masterpiece unsigned
    This song was submitted on March 30th, 2011 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by John Lissauer, Leonard Cohen.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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