"I Tried to Leave You" as written by and Leonard Cohen....
I tried to leave you, I don't deny
I closed the book on us, at least a hundred times
I'd wake up every morning by your side

The years go by, you lose your pride
The baby's crying, so you do not go outside
And all your work it's right before your eyes

Goodnight, my darling, I hope you're satisfied
The bed is kind of narrow, but my arms are open wide
And here's a man still working for your smile

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"I Tried to Leave You" as written by Leonard Cohen

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    General CommentIt's a song translated by Graeme Allwright. Originally written in french.
    maskieon September 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've written many songs of parting. Don't wanna feel that I'm leaving you anywhere that I'm not going. Anyhow, this is a song of staying. It's one of those delirious songs of monotony called marriage. This is a song written out of my old age, my middle-age, my wrinkles, my weakness, and my failures called "Je voulais te quitter" (I Tried To Leave You")

    maskieon September 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell, not about leaving. i'ts about staying
    RJSoftwareon June 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSo many of Leonard Cohen's songs have the wrong lyrics, as in the wrong song is listed.
    kittyhawk1on March 27, 2015   Link

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