Copyright © 1971 Leonard Cohen
and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada Company


Diamonds In The Mine


The woman in blue, she's asking for revenge,
the man in white -- that's you -- says he has no friends.
The river is swollen up with rusty cans
and the trees are burning in your promised land.

And there are no letters in the mailbox,
and there are no grapes upon the vine,
and there are no chocolates in the boxes anymore,
and there are no diamonds in the mine.

Well, you tell me that your lover has a broken limb,
you say you're kind of restless now and it's on account of him.
Well, I saw the man in question, it was just the other night,
he was eating up a lady where the lions and Christians fight.

And there are no letters in the mailbox
and there are no grapes upon the vine,
and there are no chocolates in the boxes anymore,
and there are no diamonds in the mine.

(You tell them now)

Ah, there is no comfort in the covens of the witch,
some very clever doctor went and sterilized the bitch,
and the only man of energy, yes the revolution's pride,
he trained a hundred women just to kill an unborn child.

And there are no letters in the mailbox,
oh no, there are no, no grapes upon your vine,
and there are, there are no chocolates in your boxes anymore,
and there are no diamonds in your mine.
And there are no letters in the mailbox,
and there are no grapes upon the vine,
and there are no chocolates in your boxes anymore,
and there are no diamonds in your mine.


Adaptation française de Graeme Allwright :

 

La femme en bleu voudrait se venger
Et l'homme en blanc dit que ses amis l'ont déserté
Le fleuve est complet de boites de conserve rouillées
Et sur votre terre promise les arbres commencent a brûler

IL N'Y A PLUS DE LETTRES DANS VOS BOITES
IL N'Y A PLUS DE RAISINS SUR LA VIGNE
IL N'Y A PLUS DE CHOCOLAT A BOUFFER MES AMIS
IL N'Y A PLUS DE DIAMANTS DANS LA MINE.

Alors tu me dis que ton amant a une jambe brisée
Et que c'est a cause de lui que tu ne peux plus te reposer
Et bien j'ai vu cet homme au petit matin
Il dévorait une femme où les lions mangent les chrétiens

Il n'y a plus de confort dans les placards de la sorcière
Un médecin très malin l'a stérilisée hier
Et le seul homme dynamique et révolutionnaire
A enseigné a mille femmes comment tuer l'enfant dans leur chair