Everybody Knows

by Leonard Cohen

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded,
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed.
Everybody knows the war is over,
Everybody knows the good guys lost.
Everybody knows the fight was fixed,
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich.
That's how it goes.
Everybody knows.

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking,
Everybody knows that the captain lied.
Everybody got this broken feeling,
Like their father or their dog just died.

Everybody talking to their pockets,
Everybody wants a box of chocolates,
And a long stemmed rose.
Everybody knows.

Everybody knows you love me baby,
Everybody knows that you really do.
Everybody knows that you've been faithful,
Ah give or take a little night or two.
Everybody knows you've been discreet,
But there were so many people you just had to meet,
Without your clothes,
And everybody knows.

Everybody knows, everybody knows.
That's how it goes,
Everybody knows.

Everybody knows, everybody knows.
That's how it goes,
Everybody knows.

Everybody knows that it's now or never,
Everybody knows that it's me or you.
Everybody knows that you'll live forever,
Ah when you've done a little line or two.
Everybody knows that the deal is rotten
Old black Joe's still pickin' [picking] cotton,
For your ribbons and bows.
Everybody knows.

Everybody knows that the plague is coming,
Everybody knows that it's moving fast.
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman,
Are just a shining artifact of the past.
Everybody knows that the scene is dead,
But there's gonna [going to] be a meter on your bed.
That will disclose,
What everybody knows.

Everybody knows that you're in trouble,
Everybody knows what you've been through.
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary,
To the beach at Malibu.
Everybody knows it's coming apart,
Take one last look at this mighty heart.
Before it blows
And everybody knows.

Everybody knows, everybody knows.
That's how it goes,
Everybody knows.

Oh everybody knows, everybody knows.
That's how it goes,
Oh, everybody knows.

Everybody knows.
Everybody knows.
That's how it goes,
Everybody knows.