Now the courtroom is quiet, but who will confess? Is it true you betrayed us? The answer is Yes. Then read me the list of the crimes that are mine. I will ask for the mercy that you love to decline. And all the ladies go moist, and the judge has no choice: a singer must die for the lie in his voice.
And I thank you, I thank you for doing your duty, you keepers of Truth, you guardians of Beauty. Your vision is right. My vision is wrong. I’m sorry for smudging the air with my song…"
— From “A Singer Must Die,” a song by Leonard Cohen from his album New Skin For The Old Ceremony. (via leonardcohenminute)