• Tag Archives Mea Culpa
  • Leonard Cohen – Steer Your Way lyrics

    Steer your way past the ruins of the Altar and the Mall
    Steer your way through the fables of Creation and The Fall
    Steer your way past the Palaces that rise above the rot
    Year by year, month by month, day by day
    Thought by thought

    Steer your heart past the Truth that you believed in yesterday
    Such as Fundamental Goodness and the Wisdom of the Way
    Steer your heart, precious heart, past the women whom you bought
    Year by year, month by month, day by day
    Thought by thought
    Steer you way through the pain that is far more real than you
    That’s smashed the Cosmic Model, that blinded every view
    And please don’t make me go there, though there be a God or not
    Year by year, month by month, day by day
    Thought by thought

    They whisper still, the injured stones
    The blunted mountains weep
    As he died to make men holy
    Let us die to make things cheap
    And say the Mea Culpa, which you probably forgot
    Year by year, month by month, day by day
    Thought by thought

    Steer your way, O my heart, though I have no right to ask
    To the one who was never, never equal to the task
    Who knows he’s been convicted, who knows he will be shot
    Year by year, month by month, day by day
    Thought by thought

    They whisper still, the injured stones
    The blunted mountains weep
    As he died to make men holy
    Let us die to make things cheap
    And say the Mea Culpa, which you gradually forgot
    Year by year, month by month, day by day
    Thought by thought


  • Leonard Cohen – Steer Your Way

    Steer your way pass the ruins
    Of the altar in the mold
    Steer your way through the fable
    Of creation and the fog
    Steer your way pass the palaces
    That rise above the rot
    Year by year, month by month, day by day
    Thought by thought

    Steer your heart pass the truth
    That you believed in yesterday
    Such as fundamental goodness and
    The wisdom of the way
    Steer your heart, precious heart
    Pass the women whom you’ve bought
    Year by year, month by month, day by day
    Thought by thought

    Steer your way through the pain
    That is far more real than you
    That smashed the cosmic model
    That planned it in review
    And please don’t make me go there
    Though there’ll be a God or not
    Year by year, month by month, day by day
    Thought by thought

    They whisper still, the ancient stones
    The blundered mountains weep
    As he died to make men holy
    Let us die to make things cheap
    And the Mea Culpa which you probably forgot
    Year by year, month by month, day by day
    Thought by thought

    Steer your way oh, my heart
    Though I have no right to ask
    To the one who was never, never equal
    To the task he knows he’s been convicted
    Who knows who will be shot
    Year by year, month by month, day by day
    Thought by thought

    They whisper still, the ancient stones
    The blundered mountains weep
    As he died to make men holy
    Let us die to make things cheap
    And the Mea Culpa which you gradually forgot
    Year by year, month by month, day by day
    Thought by thought