Three Songs: There Are Some Men Lyrics

There are some men
who should have mountains
to bear their names through time
Grave markers are not high enough
or green
and sons go far away to lose the fist
their father's hand will always seem
I had a friend he lived and died
in mighty silence and with dignity
left no book son or lover to mourn.
Nor is this a mourning song
but only a naming of this mountain
on which I walk
fragrant, dark and softly white
under the pale of mist
I name this mountain after him.
Words by Leonard Cohen
Report lyrics
Itaipu and Three Songs (2010)
Itaipu: Mato Grosso Itaipu: The Lake Itaipu: The Dam Itaipu: To The Sea Three Songs: There Are Some Men Three Songs: Quand les Hommes Vivront d'Amour Three Songs: Pierre de Soleil