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Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stem rose
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you've been faithful
Ah give or take a night or two

Everybody knows you've been discreet
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

And everybody knows that it's now or never
Everybody knows that it's me or you
And everybody knows that you live forever
Ah when you've done a line or two

Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old Black Joe's still pickin' cotton
For your ribbons and bows
And everybody knows

And everybody knows that the Plague is coming
Everybody knows that it's moving fast
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past

Everybody knows the scene is dead
But there's gonna be a meter on your bed
That will disclose
What everybody knows

And everybody knows that you're in trouble
Everybody knows what you've been through
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary
To the beach of Malibu

Everybody knows it's coming apart
Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
Before it blows
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows
Everybody knows

Date: 2010-02-07 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This song always reminds me of the movie Pump up the Volume, which came out when I was about 15. I loved that movie at the time, because it was filmed mostly at a high school in suburban Phoenix which pretty much reflected exactly how I felt, being in high school not just at that time, but in that particular place as well.

Of course, the song in the movie is the cover by Concrete Blonde, and it would be 5+ years before I would even hear of Leonard Cohen. A fact which I blame precisely on the fact that I lived in just such an environment as is reflected in the movie.

Date: 2010-02-07 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
this is only tangentially related, but christian slater is apparently going to be filming a movie that will in part be shot in my office this spring.


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