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Dance Me to the End of Love
By Leonard Cohen

   Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
   Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
   Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
   Dance me to the end of love
   Dance me to the end of love

   Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
   Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
   Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
   Dance me to the end of love
   Dance me to the end of love

   Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
   Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
   We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above
   Dance me to the end of love
   Dance me to the end of love

   Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
   Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
   Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
   Dance me to the end of love

   Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
   Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
   Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
   Dance me to the end of love
   Dance me to the end of love
   Dance me to the end of love

Note I: "Dance Me to the End of Love" is a 1984 song by Leonard Cohen. It was first performed by Cohen on his 1984 album Various Positions. It has been recorded by various artists and in 2009 was described as "trembling on the brink of becoming a standard."
Note II: Jack Vettriano's Oil Painting - "Dance Me to the End of Love" 

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Quotation:
"'Dance Me to the End Of Love' ... it's curious how songs begin because the origin of the song, every song, has a kind of grain or seed that somebody hands you or the world hands you and that's why the process is so mysterious about writing a song. But that came from just hearing or reading or knowing that in the death camps, beside the crematoria, in certain of the death camps, a string quartet was pressed into performance while this horror was going on, those were the people whose fate was this horror also. And they would be playing classical music while their fellow prisoners were being killed and burnt. So, that music, "Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin," meaning the beauty there of being the consummation of life, the end of this existence and of the passionate element in that consummation. But, it is the same language that we use for surrender to the beloved, so that the song — it's not important that anybody knows the genesis of it, because if the language comes from that passionate resource, it will be able to embrace all passionate activity."
      - Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen, CC, GOQ (Leonard Norman Cohen)
Born: September 21, 1934, Westmount, Quebec, Canada
Died: November 7, 2016 (aged 82), Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
He was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter.
Leonard Cohen
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