“If You Could See What’s Coming Next” – Song By Leonard Cohen

If you could see what’s coming next
If you could see the hidden text
You’d say, Give me love or give me Adolf Hitler
And you’d say, Give me back the Berlin Wall
Give me Stalin and St Paul
You’d say, Give me Christ or give me Hiroshima
Just get me out of this mirror.

Note: The Leonard Cohen song, “If You Could See What’s Coming Next,” which he discussed in interviews in 1991, developed, of course, into the song released in 1992 as “The Future.”

Leonard Cohen, quoted in An Interview With Leonard Cohen by Rob O’Connor (Downtown, Feb 12, 1992)

Note: Originally posted August 10, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric