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The lyrics for "Alexandra Leaving" appeared in Leonard Cohen's The Book of Longing (2006). They are based on Constantine Cavafy's poem "The God Abandons Antony" (1911).

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Suddenly the night has grown colder
The god of love preparing to depart
Alexandra hoisted on his shoulder
They slip between the sentries of the…

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