DEEPLY AWAKE – GOD BLESS LEONARD COHEN ANTHEM The birds, they sang at break of day. Start again, I heard them say. Don't dwell on what has passed away, or what has yet to be. Oh, the wars, they will be fought again. The holy dove, she will be caught again, and bought and sold and bought again; The dove is never free. Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack, in everything That's how the light gets in We asked for signs, the signs were sent The birth betrayed, The marriage spent. The widowhood of every government, Signs for all to see. I can run no more with that lawless crowd, While the killers in high places Say their prayers out loud, But they've summoned up a thundercloud They're gonna hear from me. Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. You can add up the parts you won't have the sum. You can strike up the march, there is no drum. Every heart to love will come, but like a refugee. Ring the bells that still can ring! Forget your perfect offering! There is a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in. I hope Mr. Cohen forgives my own use of grammar. I am transcribing it from a video.