Emmylou Harris:Sisters Of Mercy Lyrics

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Sisters of Mercy

This song is by Emmylou Harris and appears on the album Western Wall - The Tucson Sessions (1999).

Oh, the sisters of mercy
They are not departed or gone
They were waiting for me when I thought
That I just can't go on.

And they brought me their comfort
And later they brought me this song
Oh, I hope you run into them
You who've been trav'lling so long.

Yes, you who must leave everything
That you cannot control
It begins with your family
But soon it comes around to your soul.

Well, I've been where you're hangin'
And I think I can see how you're pinned
When you're not feeling holy
Your loneliness says that you've sinned.

Well, they lay down beside me
I made my confessions to them
They touched both my eyes
And I touched the dew on their hem.

If your life is a leaf
That the seasons tear off and condemn
They will bind you with love
That is graceful and green as a stem.

When I left they were sleeping
I hope you run into them soon
Don't turn on the lights
You can read their address by the moon.

And you won't make me jealous
If I find that they sweetened your night
We weren't lovers like that and besides
It would still be all right.

We weren't lovers like that
And besides it would still be all right...

Credits: Leonard Cohen

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