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The Goal – Leonard Cohen

This is from Leonard Cohen’s posthumous album Thanks for the Dance,produced by his son, Adam Cohen. The album was released on November 22, 2019. It features tracks recorded by Leonard Cohen during the sessions for his last album before his death in 2016.

First heard on Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast Broken Record.

I can't leave my house
or answer the phone
I'm going down again
but I'm not alone

Settling at last
accounts of the soul
I sit in my chair
I look at the street
the neighbour returns 
my smile of defeat

I move with the leaves
I shine with the chrome
I'm almost alive
I'm almost at home

No-one to follow 
and nothing to teach
except that the Goal
falls short of the Reach