"Who By Fire" as written by and Leonard Cohen....
And who by fire, who by water,
Who in the sunshine, who in the night time,
Who by high ordeal, who by common trial,
Who in your merry merry month of may,
Who by very slow decay,
And who shall I say is calling?

And who in her lonely slip, who by barbiturate,
Who in these realms of love, who by something blunt,
And who by avalanche, who by powder,
Who for his greed, who for his hunger,
And who shall I say is calling?

And who by brave assent, who by accident,
Who in solitude, who in this mirror,
Who by his lady's command, who by his own hand,
Who in mortal chains, who in power,
And who shall I say is calling?


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"Who by Fire" as written by Leonard Cohen

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    General Commentthey're all causes/times of death.. by fire, by water, in may, etc. "who is calling" essentially.. death is calling. Well written song, I love it.
    DJgifon September 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI forgot to say, written Leonard Cohen I believe?
    DJgifon October 21, 2009   Link

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