“But it’s strange what you forget to do / A thousand kisses deep” Leonard Cohen’s Unique 1997 Video Recitation

The video is actually a portion of Beautiful Losers – Arte Network, France, which was originally a 34 minute Interview for French TV, broadcast on 29 July 1997. The second verse, as far as I can determine, is found nowhere else. The transcribed lyrics follow:

Don’t matter if the road is long
Don’t matter if it’s steep
Don’t matter if the moon is gone
And the darkness is complete
Don’t matter if we lose our way
It’s written that we’ll meet
At least, that’s what I heard you say
A thousand kisses deep

Don’t matter if you lie to me
Don’t matter if you cheat
When you sell me down the river
I’ll pretend to be asleep
There’s a pair of leather gloves for you
And a blade against your cheek
But it’s strange what you forget to do
A thousand kisses deep

I loved you when you opened
Like a lily to the heat
You see, I’m just another snowman
Standing in the rain and sleet
Who loved you with his frozen love
His second hand physique
With all he is and all he was
A thousand kisses deep


Thanks to AlanM5049 of Adelaide, Australia and Roman Gavrilin aka Hermitage Prisoner of Saint Petersburg, Russia, who alerted me to this video.