I’m Your Man (first take)

I’ve been sketching out this song lately, slowly becoming one of my favorites. I was never into cover songs much before, but this one just might have opened a new door.

“I’m Your Man” Reflections
by Ren Michael

And so I’m back home, a week past since Toronto/NYC
And I’m thinking of Leonard Cohen
I’ve got one song on the mind
Still with me all the time
—In my vision of a man
—not so different from me
Standing on the street corner
Falling to his knees in offering
Heaving a Hail Mary
His heart open wide,
Beating, thundering
As we return to night
—Howling in the moonlight

Here’s “I’m Your Man”, written by Leonard Cohen.   I’ve posted the lyrics below.

Music & Lyrics by Leonard Cohen

If you want a lover
I’ll do anything you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I’ll wear a mask for you
If you want a partner, take my hand, or
If you want to strike me down in anger
Here I stand
I’m your man
If you want a boxer
I will step into the ring for you
And if you want a doctor
I’ll examine every inch of you
If you want a driver, climb inside
Or if you want to take me for a ride
You know you can
I’m your man
Ah, the moon’s too bright
The chain’s too tight
The beast won’t go to sleep
I’ve been running through these promises to you
That I made and I could not keep
Ah, but a man never got a woman back
Not by begging on his knees
Or I’d crawl to you baby and I’d fall at your feet
And I’d howl at your beauty like a dog in heat
And I’d claw at your heart, and I’d tear at your sheet
I’d say please (please)
I’m your man
And if you’ve got to sleep a moment on the road
I will steer for you
And if you want to work the street alone
I’ll disappear for you
If you want a father for your child
Or only want to walk with me a while across the sand
I’m your man
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