Leonard Cohen – Bird On The Wire Lyrics Like a bird on the ———– Like a drunk in ————— choir I have tried in my way to be free. Like a ————— on a hook, Like a knight from some old fashioned book I have saved all my ribbons for thee. If I, if I have been unkind, I hope that you can just let it go by. If I, if I have been untrue I hope you know it was never to you. Like a ————, stillborn, Like a beast with his horn I have torn everyone who ———- out for me. But I swear by this song And by all that I have done ———–I will make it all up to thee. I saw a beggar leaning on his ———- crutch, He said to me, “You must not ask for so much.” And a ————————- leaning in her darkened door, She cried to me, “Hey, why not ask for more?” Oh like a bird on the wire, Like a ———— in a midnight choir have tried in my way to ————–.