Everybody Knows

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded

Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed

Everybody knows that the war is over

Everybody knows that the good guys lost

Everybody knows the fight is fixed

the poor stay poor and the rich get rich

That’s how it goes

Everybody knows.

Everybody knows that the boat is sinking

Everybody knows that the captain lied

Everybody’s got this broken feeling

Like their Momma or there dog just died

Everybody’s hands are in their pockets

Everybody wants a box of chocolates

and a long stem rose

Everybody knows.

Everybody knows that its now or never

Everybody knows that its me or you

Everybody knows that you live forever

When you had a line or two

Everybody knows the deal is rotten

Old black Joe still pickin’ cotton

for ribbons and bows

Everybody knows you love me baby

Everybody knows that you really do

Everybody knows that you been faithful

Give or take a night or two

Everybody knows you been discrete

So many people you had to meet

without your clothes

Everybody knows.


11 Responses to “Everybody Knows”

  1. Best Leonard Cohen ever. Except for Hallelujah and Chelsea Hotel and . . .
    OK, it’s really good.


  2. Good ol’ Lenny. Writes a fair lyric that boy.


  3. Yep. So true. I wish I could write even a fraction as clearly and honestly.


  4. sung with the dolcet tones of Leonard Cohen.


  5. An it what could make an already insane Republican Candidates setting aside their difference just to get President Obama out of the white house what if this appeal works.

    Evangelical leaders are reportedly trying to come together, unify their vote, and direct it against Anyone-But-Romney:

    (GodDiscussion) — Richard Land, president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, thinks evangelicals need to come together to support one non-Romney Republican. “The evangelicals are diluting their impact by dividing their vote among several candidates,” he told the American Family Association’s filtered news service, One News Now. “And that’s something that evangelical leaders are talking about — if we can get behind one candidate and thus maximize our impact in the electoral process.” He opined that if the evangelical votes for Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were combined instead of split, Christian evangelicals could easily defeat Romney. So far, religious right leaders are giving conflicting recommendations.

    Stephen Andrews at the godless freethoguht blogs site went on to argue…..

    Isn’t this the problem with Gods and Goddesses, and demons and angels, and djinns and fairies, and gremlins and leprechauns and yetis …and whatever in general? They’re MIA, they don’t speak publicly; in fact they behave suspiciously — I would say exactly – like beings who don’t exist. So it’s kinda hard to figure out who they want Christians to vote for. Despite the fact that non-Mormon fundamentalist Christian pastors are pretty darn sure God wants everyone to vote against Mitt Romney.

    from http://freethoughtblogs.com/zingularity/2012/01/12/the-problem-with-gods-vote


  6. Yes, but everybody knows that.


  7. I don’t understand why the religeous right are so anti Mr Mitt Romney, he hasn’t come out as an athiest has he?


  8. Are you kidding? Romney is a Mormon – which, to the American religious right is akin to being a satanist.


  9. Love the Concrete Blonde version.


  10. Have you seen Atom Egoyan’s film great film “Exotica”. The lead character does a striptease to this song


  11. First of all, welcome, Myra. I am a big fan of your blog that, for all of of my like-minded munted mates out there (Barnes, I’m looking at you) can be found at http://nursemyra.wordpress.com/.

    As for the comment, no, I have not seen the film you reference. But I will certainly view it now. What a stunningly depressing artistic concept. I already love it.


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