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Leonard Cohen: First We Take Manhattan Meaning

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Song Released: 1988


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They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom

For trying to change the system from within

I'm coming now, I'm coming to reward them

First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

I'm guided by a signal in the heavens

I'm guided...

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    anonymous
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    Jan 6th, 1:53am report


    Leonard said this was about the mind of an extremist. Prophetically, 9/11 was soon after this released. If you watch some of the interviews with him he will give a great deal of insight into many of this songs.




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