I Love Leonard Cohen

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 133 People

    I Was Shaking In A Cafe...

     disturbed because my husband at that time told me everything that he thought was wrong with me and how unhappy he was.I went to the cafe to read the paper, look for a divorce lawyer in the classifieds. I could hardly hold my cup of coffee. Next I knew a man was serenading me...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2011

    Love This Man!

    I think Leanord Cohen has the sexiest voice and adore his lyrics.  His voice sounds better to me now than it did when he was much younger.
    JoyceAnne JoyceAnne
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Feb 10, 2011

    Far From Ordinary

    Leonard Cohen is not for everyone and I don't love all his music but there is something about him, his style and lyrics that is extraordinary. One of the songs that I love is Tower of Song: Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey I ache in the places where I used to play...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 1, 2012

    Bird On A Wire

    Like a bird on a wire Like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried, in my way To be free
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 4, 2012

    I love this song. This is

    why Leonard is one of the greatest song writers ever.
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 8, 2014

    Even Though I Also Hate Him

    His music haunts me in the middle of the night.  Sometimes makes me cry.  Ack!  What a genius.   
    docredfield docredfield
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2010

    Leonard Cohen - where do I start.

    His deep and captivating voice which always gives me shivers completely draws me in. His voice makes me forget life for a little bit because I just listen, I only want to listen and block the world around me out. His lyrics are complex and I don't fully understand the meaning...
    walkonthewildside walkonthewildside
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 22, 2014
    puck61 puck61
    56-60, M
    6 Responses Feb 19, 2011
    mmjgg mmjgg
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 12, 2011

    Uplifting Music

    I know some people might find Leonard Cohen's music depresing but if I feel depresed his music drags me back if that makes any sense a lot of his music just sounds so personal and he is a very good storyteller in my eyes a true talent.
    gelroller gelroller
    46-50, M
    10 Responses Feb 8, 2011

    I Love Leonard Cohen

    have you ever heard the version of if it be your will that antony sings during the tribute to leonard cohen's music? it touches me deeply... i love the way leonard cohen brings his words to life... and i love the way he lyrically manifests his thoughts... and...
    mmjgg mmjgg
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Feb 14, 2010


    It must have been in the early seventies that I heard him on the radio.  Must have been Suzanne, I think.  I was electrified.  Chills ran over my body.  Who was this singer? Soon I knew his name and probably stole an album somewhere.  Maybe I bought...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Mar 17, 2010


    Because he's a ******* genius that's why. People think he's just morose but he has a great sense of humor, you've got to listen to Tower of Song. His lyrics are brilliant. I guess that comes from having been a poet and novelist. I've read all his books of poetry, and they are...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    Sep 25, 2012

    Aging Wonderfully

    This might be Cohen at his very best. A couple of video issues but the sound is terrific and the performance genuinely memorable. http://youtu.be/EidJV2mb9h8
    menelaeus menelaeus
    66-70, M
    Nov 1, 2013

    Women And Leonard

    Strange Leonard Cohen fact:Men learn about Leonard Cohen through women. My wife and I tried to think of men who listened to Leonard, and realized quickly that men who do listen to him ( myself included) knew nothing about him until we were introduced to him by a woman. With the...
    dukeofurl dukeofurl
    41-45, M
    Feb 10, 2013

    Closing Time

    My favorite companion is a hundred but she's wearing something tight. I can't be the only person who sees the humor in Lenny Cohen. It's hidden behind a few dark clouds and anti depressants, but it's there.
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    Sep 25, 2012

    I Have A Friend Who Is Fascinated By Him

    and I am fascinated by her fascination. I came to understand her depth through her appreciation of his poetry. I remember a great line from the movie, Il Postino where the postman steals a poem from Pablo Neruda to woo a woman. Naruda calls him out, asking why he stole his work...
    penguinswon penguinswon
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2013
    Nakedness8 Nakedness8
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 31, 2013


    i was managing a pizza place in the evenings. a small place, so maybe 5, but mostly 3-4 workers including myself in the evenings. this takes place my third year there. i had trained about 200 people by this time, and had begun to be jaded against people in general. the first...
    Sid1492 Sid1492
    31-35, M
    Apr 24, 2012
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