Sisters Of Mercy
By: Leonard Cohen

Original Performance: Leonard Cohen
Written by: Leonard Cohen

  1. Sisters Of Mercy (4:32)
    Available on Songs Of Leonard Cohen.
    Brian Lebarton: Drums
    Beck Hansen: Effects, Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
    Bram Inscore: Guitar (Acoustic)
    Andrew Van Wyngarden: Guitar (Electric)
    Devendra Banhart: Guitar (Electric)
    Ben Goldwasser: keyboards
    Will Berman: Vocals
Sisters Of Mercy [Version (a)]:

The sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone
They were waiting for me when I thought that I just can't go on
And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song
Oh I hope you run into them, you who've been traveling so long

Yes, you who must leave everything that you cannot control
It begins with your family, but soon it comes around to your soul
Well, I've been where you're hanging and I think I can see how you're pinned
When you're not feeling holy, your loneliness says that you've sinned

Well they lay down beside me, I made my confession to them
They touched both my eyes and I touched the dew on their hem
Your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn
They will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem

When I left, they were sleeping, I hope you run into them soon
Don't turn on the lights, you can read their address by the moon
And you won't make me jealous if I hear that they sweetened your night
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right
The Song:

"Sisters Of Mercy" is originally a song by Leonard Cohen, and can be found on his debut album Songs Of Leonard Cohen. The album was the second project by Beck's Record Club, for which he and some friends would get together and record a cover of an entire album in one day. The Leonard Cohen project was done by Beck, Devendra Banhart, MGMT and some of Beck's band.

The Record Club take "Sisters Of Mercy" on a leisurely stroll, and end up with one of highlights of the album.