"Nancy" as written by and Leonard Cohen....
The morning had not come,
Nancy was alone,
Looking at the Late Late show
Through a semi?precious stone
In the House of Honesty
Her father was on trial,
In the House of Mystery
There was no one at all,
There was no one there at all

It seems so long ago,
None of us were very strong;
Ah, but Nancy wore green stockings
And she, she slept with everyone
She never said she'd wait for us
Even though she was alone,
I think she fell in love for us
In nineteen sixty one,
In nineteen sixty one

Ah the morning would not come,
Nancy was alone,
A forty five beside her head,
An open telephone
Yes, we told her she was beautiful,
We all told her she was free
But none of us could meet her in
The House of Mystery,
The House of Mystery

And now why don't you look around you,
See her everywhere,
Many of you who used her body,
Many combed her hair
And in the hollow of the night
When you are cold and numb
You hear her talking freely then,
She's happy that you've come,
She's happy that you've come


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"Nancy" as written by Leonard Cohen

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    General CommentNot sure.Is this about a girl who indulges in "free love" or even a prostitute and that everybody thinks is happy because of all the "love" she gives,but she is really broken inside and ends up killing herself.And she used to have so much sex because sex was the only way she could use to communicate with the world and the others.



    Anyway I LOVE this song.
    dorareeveron June 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about Marilyn Monroe. The open telephone is definitely her. Not to mention 1961...
    Sarahluvsu182on December 09, 2005   Link
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    My Opinioni love this song (and all Lc Songs ) i think it's about a free spirit, who gives free comforting love and is not seen for the true qualities she has.
    Strangerinmeon September 04, 2010   Link

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