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On the Level

This song is by Leonard Cohen and appears on the album You Want It Darker (2016).

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I knew that it was wrong
I didn't have a doubt
I was dying to get back home
And you were starting out

I said I'd best be moving on
You said we'd have all day
You smiled at me like I was young
It took my breath away

Your crazy fragrance all around
Your secrets all in view
My lost, my lost was saying found
My don't was saying do

Let's keep it on the level
When I walked away from you
I turned my back on the devil
Turned my back on the angel, too

They oughta give my heart a medal
For letting go of you (letting go of you)
When I turned my back on the devil
Turned my back on the angel, too

Now I'm living in this temple
Where they tell you what to do
I'm old and I've had to settle
On a different point of view

I was fighting with temptation
But I didn't want to win
A man like me don't like to see
Temptation caving in

Your crazy fragrance all around
Your secrets in my view
My lost, my lost was saying found
My don't was saying do

Let's keep it on the level
When I walked away from you
I turned my back on the devil
Turned my back on the angel, too

They oughta give my heart a medal
For letting go of you (letting go of you)
When I turned my back on the devil
Turned my back on the angel, too

They oughta give my heart a medal
For letting go of you
When I turned my back on the devil
Turned my back on the angel, too

Music by:

Sharon Robinson

Lyrics by:

Leonard Cohen

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