Micah Sommersmith - The Sisters of Mercy Again

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This song is a tribute to the songwriter Leonard Cohen, and includes lyrical references to his songs "Tower of Song," "Sisters of Mercy," "Anthem," "The Future," "I'm Your Man," and "Fingerprints."

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I could never sing like you did
I wouldn’t dare, even if I had the choice
It was tarnished, and faded, and muted
But it was always the golden voice

I sort of thought you were immortal
So preternaturally ancient and wise
Till the day that you stepped through that portal
To some kind of other side

And now I hope you run into the Sisters of Mercy again
Yes and I hope that they sweeten the dark of your unending night
I know you’ll have greeted the darkness just like an old friend
Oh but I hope there’s a big enough crack to let in some light

You’d been to the past and the future
You knew how the cycle repeats
And this chaos, deception and murder
Well it wasn’t something you needed to see

But now I hope you run into the Sisters of Mercy again
Yes and I hope that they sweeten the dark of your unending night
I know you’ll have greeted the darkness just like an old friend
Oh but I hope there’s a big enough crack to let in some light

Yes now I hope you run into the Sisters of Mercy again
Oh and I hope that they sweeten the dark of your unending night
Now I never did catch you to tell you that you were my man
But your fingerprints are on every song that I write

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from SpinTune #13 - Round 1, released July 10, 2017

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