"Banjo" as written by and Leonard Cohen....
There’s something that I’m watching
Means a lot to me
There’s something that I’m watching
Means a lot to me
It’s a broken banjo bobbing
On the dark infested sea
It’s a broken banjo bobbing
On the dark infested sea

Don’t know how it got there
Maybe taken by the wave
Don’t know how it got there
Maybe taken by the wave
Off of someone’s shoulder
Or out of someone’s grave
Off of someone’s shoulder
Or out of someone’s grave

It’s coming for me darling
No matter where I go
It’s coming for me darling
No matter where I go
Its duty is to harm me
My duty is to know
Its duty is to harm me
My duty is to know

There’s something that I’m watching
Means a lot to me
There’s something that I’m watching
Means a lot to me
It’s a broken banjo bobbing
On the dark infested sea
It’s a broken banjo bobbing
On the dark infested sea


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"Banjo" as written by Leonard Cohen

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    General CommentI'm reminded of Treasure Island and the black spot. It's almost like he's saying when that broken banjo washes to his shore, he'll be dead.
    Quazaron March 13, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThe Banjo reached the shore 11th November 2016. Vale wonderful poet and musician.
    SadSongs12on November 12, 2016   Link

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