August 15th, 2004

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I Wonder How Many People In This City

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I Wonder How Many People In This City

I wonder how many people in this city
live in furnished rooms.
Late at night when I look out at the buildings
I swear I see a face in every window
looking back at me,
and when I turn away
I wonder how many go back to their desks
and write this down.

- Leonard Cohen