Leonard Cohen

Democracy - Poem by Leonard Cohen

It's coming through a hole in the air,
from those nights in Tiananmen Square.
It's coming from the feel
that it ain't exactly real,
or it's real, but it ain't exactly there.
From the wars against disorder,
from the sirens night and day,
from the fires of the homeless,
from the ashes of the gay:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

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  • Gold Star - 5,002 Points Michael Walker (2/20/2015 1:15:00 AM)

    I like this poem/song very much. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Wulan Sari (4/13/2014 1:26:00 AM)

    william blum: deomocrasy: america deadliest export.. so democrasy is the most crime think in this word! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brian Mortimer (2/21/2012 1:34:00 PM)

    This is only the first verse (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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