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I had to go crazy to love you
Had to go down to the pit
Had to do time in the tower
Begging like crazy to quit

I had to go crazy to love you
You who were never the one
Whom I chased through the souvenir heartache
Her braids and her blouse all undone

Sometimes I'd head for the highway
I'm old and the mirrors don't lie
But crazy has places to hide in
That are deeper than any goodbye

I had to go crazy to love you
Had to let everything fall
Had to be people I hated
Had to be no one at all

I'm tired of choosing desire
I've been saved by a blessed fatigue
The gates of commitment unwired
And nobody trying to leave

Sometimes I'd head for the highway
I'm old and the mirrors don't lie
But crazy has places to hide in
That are deeper than any goodbye

Had to go crazy to love you
You who were never the one
Whom I chased through the souvenir heartache
Her braids and her blouse all undone



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    UnregisteredMay 8, 2012 at 3:22 am
    "and crazy has places to hide in that are deeper than any goodbye... " remember... He's the one who's gone crazy here;... And she's no doubt the one who said goodbye... So his love was obviously deeper than hers... I mean look what the poor bastard has to do just to please the
    "b! @#"... In the song?... But... What's new? Anyway; maybe that's why this magnificent album is called: "old ideas? " thank you once again mr. Cohen!
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    UnregisteredFeb 5, 2012 at 3:09 am
    You settle for "almost" and slowly temper anger/rage with disappointment and resignation... Knowing that it's too late to gather up the strength for another round...

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