Leonard Cohen , Singer / Poet / Songwriter ..

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    not sure if you get much more emotion and feeling than this , check the lone tear at the end .. big up to Leornard Cohen,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLq7Aqd_H7g


    Its true that all the men you knew were dealers
    Who said they were through with dealing
    Every time you gave them shelter
    I know that kind of man
    Its hard to hold the hand of anyone
    Who is reaching for the sky just to surrender.

    And then sweeping up the jokers that he left behind
    You find he did not leave you very much
    Not even laughter
    Like any dealer he was watching for the card
    That is so high and wild
    Hell never need to deal another
    He was just some joseph looking for a manger
    He was just some joseph looking for a manger.

    And then leaning on your window sill
    Hell say one day you caused his will
    To weaken with your love and warmth and shelter
    And then taking from his wallet
    An old schedule of trains, hell say
    I told you when I came I was a stranger
    I told you when I came I was a stranger.

    But now another stranger seems to want you to ignore his dreams
    As though they were the burden of some other
    O youve seen that man before
    His golden arm dispatching cards
    But now its rusted from the elbow to the finger
    And he wants to trade the game he plays for shelter
    Yes he wants to trade the game he knows for shelter.

    You hate to watch another tired man
    Lay down his hand
    Like he was giving up the holy game of poker
    And while he talks his dreams to sleep
    You notice theres a highway
    That is curling up like smoke above his shoulder
    Its curling up like smoke above his shoulder.

    You tell him to come in sit down
    But something makes you turn around
    The door is open you cant close you shelter
    You try the handle of the road
    It opens do not be afraid
    Its you my love, you who are the stranger
    It is you my love, you who are the stranger.

    Well, Ive been waiting, I was sure
    Wed meet between the trains were waiting for
    I think its time to board another
    Please understand, I never had a secret chart
    To get me to the heart of this
    Or any other matter
    Well he talks like this
    You dont know what hes after
    When he speaks like this,
    You dont know what hes after.

    Lets meet tomorrow if you chose
    Upon the shore, beneath the bridge
    That they are building on some endless river
    Then he leaves the platform
    For the sleeping car thats warm
    You realize, hes only advertising one more shelter
    And it comes to you, he never was a stranger
    And you say ok the bridge or someplace later.

    And then sweeping up the jokers
    That he left behind
    You find he did not leave you very much
    Not even laughter
    Like any dealer he was watching for the card
    That is so high and wild
    Hell never need to deal another
    He was just some joseph looking for a manger
    He was just some joseph looking for a manger.

    And leaning on your window sill
    Hell say one day you caused his will
    To weaken with your love and warmth and shelter
    And then taking from his wallet
    An old schedule of trains
    Hell say I told you when I came I was a stranger
    I told you when I came I was a stranger.