CONCRETE BLONDE – Everybody Knows (Leonard Cohen)

Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows” by Johnette Napolitano’s Concrete Blonde, from their album Pump Up the Volume (1990). It was a single that charted at #20 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in September 1990.

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

Everybody knows the boat is sinking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody’s got this broken feeling
Like their mama or their dog just died
Everybody’s hands are in their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stem rose
Everybody knows

Everybody knows
Everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows
Everybody knows
That’s the way it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that it’s now or never
Everybody knows that it’s me or you
Everybody knows that you live forever
When you had a line or two
Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old black Joe still pickin’ cotton
For your ribbons and bows

Everybody knows you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you’ve been faithful
Give or take a night or two
Everybody knows you’ve been discreet
So many people you had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows
Everybody knows
That’s the way it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows
Everybody knows
That’s how it goes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows
Everybody knows
That’s how it goes
And everybody knows