Waiting For The Miracle Poem by Leonard Cohen

Waiting For The Miracle

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Baby, I've been waiting,
I've been waiting night and day.
I didn't see the time,
I waited half my life away.
There were lots of invitations
and I know you sent me some,
but I was waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.
I know you really loved me.
but, you see, my hands were tied.
I know it must have hurt you,
it must have hurt your pride
to have to stand beneath my window
with your bugle and your drum,
and me I'm up there waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.
Ah I don't believe you'd like it,
You wouldn't like it here.
There ain't no entertainment
and the judgements are severe.
The Maestro says it's Mozart
but it sounds like bubble gum
when you're waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.
Waiting for the miracle
There's nothing left to do.
I haven't been this happy
since the end of World War II.
Nothing left to do
when you know that you've been taken.
Nothing left to do
when you're begging for a crumb
Nothing left to do
when you've got to go on waiting
waiting for the miracle to come.
I dreamed about you, baby.
It was just the other night.
Most of you was naked
Ah but some of you was light.
The sands of time were falling
from your fingers and your thumb,
and you were waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come
Ah baby, let's get married,
we've been alone too long.
Let's be alone together.
Let's see if we're that strong.
Yeah let's do something crazy,
something absolutely wrong
while we're waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.
Nothing left to do...
When you've fallen on the highway
and you're lying in the rain,
and they ask you how you're doing
of course you'll say you can't complain -
If you're squeezed for information,
that's when you've got to play it dumb:
You just say you're out there waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Gabrielle A. Macdonald 19 December 2006

Was there a problem with copyright? -there is no poem here.

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* Sunprincess * 10 November 2016

........very nicely penned, waiting is the hardest part ?

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Susan Williams 09 June 2017

I can hear that beautiful heart-full voice of his in this piece...

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Mahtab Bangalee 06 February 2020

beautiful and fabulous song of Leonard Cohen// love this lyric very much

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Carmina 06 February 2020

What a masterpiece... so beautiful... ??

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Michael Walker 06 February 2020

A very engaging song and poem. It suits Leonard Cohen's voice perfectly. 'Waiting for the miracle to come' is a phrase I always remember.

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Lyn Paul 06 February 2020

Amazing singer and meaningful, honest poet. RIP.

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Edward Kofi Louis 06 February 2020

Nothing left to do! ! ! It's all about love! Your sweet love; Still waiting for you. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Dr Antony Theodore 06 February 2020

When you've fallen on the highway and you're lying in the rain, and they ask you how you're doing of course you'll say you can't complain - Waiting for the miracle to c ome.. lovely poem. tony

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Anil Kumar Panda 06 February 2020

Nice one about love. Enjoyed the passion in it.

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