(Mirror Song) (Written By Cohen, Performed In "Night Magic") (Michael) I never thought I'd get this far (Audience) We always knew you would (Michael) I've put a little weight on (Audience) Not really, it looks good. (Michael) These lines around my mouth are new (Audience) They're the lines of wisdom (Michael) This puffiness around my eyes? (Audience) The burden of the kingdom! (Michael) You know I like to talk with you (Audience) We do too, we never knew Someone who we could talk to Who was quite as smart as you. We would like to hear you talk all night But tell us if we might Interrupt you with applause If you should chance to pause. We would love to rock the walls Again and again with curtain calls And a standing ovation For your brilliant conversation ... (Michael) Clap, clap! Now silence Have you noticed people wear... (Audience) Copies of your favourite hat? (Michael) You have noticed that my dears? (Audience) O yes we have noticed that. (Michael) They wear copies of my shoes (Audience) Two by twos they wear your shoes (Michael) And they like to sing my blues (Audience) Echoes of your ah's and ooh's. (Michael) You know I like to talk with you (Audience) We do too, we never knew Someone who we could talk to Who was quite as smart as you. (Michael) I'm afraid that I've become For nearly everyone A model of behaviour A devil or a saviour. (Audience) He's afraid that he's become For next to nearly everyone The very latest model of behaviour He's a devil, he's a saviour (Michael) They read my news and they hold their views On whether I'm the devil or a saviour (Audience) He's afraid that he's become For almost everyone The very latest model of behaviour He's a devil, he's a saviour (Michael) I'm the very latest model of behaviour But I've paid my dues (Audience) We know you have! We hold your views! (Michael) You read my news? (Audience) Of course we do! (Michael) I've been a bum. (Audience) How very, very, very, very far you've come! (Michael) I've crossed this country on my thumb. I've met a lot of people... (Audience) Good and evil? (Michael) Good and evil! I've been up hills (Audience) You've been down hills. (Michael) I've been on junk. (Audience) You've beaten junk. (Michael) I don't mean pills (Audience) You don't mean pills! (Michael) I mean the needle (Audience) He means the needle He means the needle! He means the needle! (Michael) I've noticed my words on everyone's lips And women are always leaving me slips Of paper I'm supposed to get back to them later And sometimes I do (Audience) It's only your due After all that you've been through To lie down with some grateful stranger To think he honours someone's bed With his wine and with his bread And his legendary member It is April in December It's charity It's religion Saint Francis with the birds Jesus with the leper Please talk to us forever And ever and ever (Michael) Clap, clap Now silence! But now I make my confession Before all the mirrors of history This power was given to me It must have been given to me For something more Than a star on the door And a foot in this shabby profession (Audience) This is surely the sound Of the most profound Remark that has ever been made From the pulpit or the stage Or even the gates of heaven (Michael) There's something waiting for me There's something I must feel There's something that must bend its knee And I must see it kneel There's nothing to be conquered there A beast that keeps the crown And marble steps into the air And one man looking down (Audience) He's smiling He's smiling There is something that is waiting for him Something that he must feel Something that must bend its knee And it's he must see it kneel There is something to be conquered there There's a beast that keeps the crown And marble steps into the air And one man looking down Smiling, smiling (Michael) Clap clap! (Audience) Smiling, smiling (Michael) Clap, clap!
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