"Memories" as written by Leonard Cohen and Phil Spector....
Frankie Lane, he was singing Jezebel
I pinned an Iron Cross to my lapel
I walked up to the tallest and the blondest girl
I said, Look, you don't know me now but very soon you will
So won't you let me see
I said "won't you let me see"
I said "won't you let me see
Your naked body?"

Just dance me to the dark side of the gym
Chances are I'll let you do most anything
I know you're hungry, I can hear it in your voice
And there are many parts of me to touch, you have your choice
Ah but no you cannot see
She said "no you cannot see"
She said "no you cannot see
My naked body"

So We're dancing close, the band is playing Stardust
Balloons and paper streamers floating down on us
She says, You've got a minute left to fall in love
In solemn moments such as this I have put my trust
And all my faith to see
I said all my faith to see
I said all my faith to see
Her naked body


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"Memories" as written by Phil Spector Leonard Cohen

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    General CommentNo Phil Spector production is complete without the '50s production.

    This song rules. And seems designed to scare the hell out of any fan of early Cohen.
    zsson June 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhile the 'Spectorized' "Death of a Ladies Man" seemed to by shunned by most of Leonard Cohen's fan-base, including Cohen himself, you can't but help weed out the great lyrics from the Wall of Sound. Even if the production style of Phil Spector isn't your cup of Cohen, you can appreciate the well crafted lyricism of Mr. Cohen. Although, the live version of "Memories" in the "Field Commander Cohen Tour of 1979" is much easier to swallow.
    cartooncreator9on May 06, 2011   Link

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