I Love Listening to Leonard Cohen

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    So Long, Marianne.

    ♫Wont you come over to the window my little darling ....Id like to try and read your palmI used to think   I was some kinda gypsy boybefore  I let you take me home........so long, Marianne... its time that we beganto laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again.You...
    meteorite meteorite
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2011

    Thought This Isn't Cohen

    Though this isn't Cohen, I've always loved this song and its imagery, especially the reference to Cohen. "Under You" By Better Then Ezra Along the edges colors blur, it seems familiar While you read your magazine I was counting all the markers And California...
    wonderlust wonderlust
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2008

    Suzanne Takes You Down....

    love his poetry too. he performed in my hometown a year or so ago but I missed it missed the concert of a lifetime :(
    Soroe Soroe
    36-40, M
    Jun 23, 2013

    Leonard Cohen Has Set the Theme Music For My Life.

    I discovered Leonard Cohen at age 11 when my dad played "Suzanne" on an old record.  Something about his deep voice and the lyrics struck a chord with me and put me at ease ( I was a tense kid).  Since then I've managed to absorb so much of his music that...
    merlin8793 merlin8793
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 8, 2009

    " I Lit A Thin Green Candle,to Make You Jealous Of Me . . ."

    "but the room just filled up with mosquitos they heard that my body was free then I took the dust of a long sleepless night and I put it in your little shoe I then (I confess) that I tortured the dress that you w(h)ore for the world to see through.. . . ." Imagine listening to...
    kitsgamesandads kitsgamesandads
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 31, 2011

    Lc Does It For Me...

    My ex introduced me to LC, will never forget sitting on his lounge drinking a long cool alcoholic beverage and being introduced. "So long Marianne" stuck in my head, reminded me of a Carnival, for some reason. We bought the essential LC...3 disc collection, he had one at his...
    meteorite meteorite
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2010

    A Blissful Night With Aby and Emily

    Friday night very talented Australian group M Camembert preformed a Leonard Cohen Show- songs and poetry at the Perth Concert Hall (they have played L Cohen festival in Canada). Guest singer Aby Dobson took me somewhere I have never been as she wrenched all the...
    humphreybgood humphreybgood
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 21, 2008

    Tribute to Leonard Cohen At Sydney Opera House 2005

    RESPONDING TO THE WORLD I first came across Leonard Cohen in the early months of 1968 when I was living on Baffin Island.  Leonard Cohen had come to the music industry relatively late, having already established himself as a published novelist and poet. He turned his hand...
    RonPrice RonPrice
    70+, M
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2009

    Favorite Lyrics

    Don't matter if the road is long Don't matter if it's steep Don't matter if the moon is gone And the darkness is complete Don't matter if we lose our way It's written that we'll meet At least that's what I heard you say A thousand kisses deep
    paperbark paperbark
    51-55
    1 Response May 7, 2009

    Hallelujah

    And it's no complaint you hear tonight                               and it's not some pilgrim who's seen the light   ...
    IamIam IamIam
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2008

    Brilliant ...

    I've always loved his music and his words.  Personally, I don't find him depressing although I know a lot of people apparently do. His music is among some of my all-time favourites, his early stuff and later material.  I remember seeing a wonderful documentary about...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Aug 9, 2009

    Lenny Cohen

    Simple.......I have a tattoo of "The Future" by leonard on my back.   enough said i think.
    digogh digogh
    46-50
    1 Response Feb 7, 2012

    Dance Me Through The Panic....

    The first Leonard Cohen song I remember loving was "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye." I was a freshman in college and bought The Essential Disc One used, and it was like he was speaking directly to me, like everything I had lived had a place in his music. For whatever reason...
    alanajames alanajames
    22-25, F
    Feb 21, 2012

    Best Poet/singer Ever

    I started early on Cohen to. I think my favourite poet/singer of all time. I listen to his songs very often. And no I don't think they are depressing at all. Often I find them enlivening and encouraging and exciting. And that's the truth, the naked truth.
    heyyyall heyyyall
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Aug 3, 2009

    Insanity

    I'd rather have my eyes fed to a shoal of pirhana's than attend a Leonard Cohen concert, and some pay to go.......and I thought I had problems in life.
    chiffonlover chiffonlover
    46-50, M
    Apr 7, 2011

    Wow...leonard Cohen Live...what A Treat.......

    Well have just come home from seeing "The Man" live on tuesday 9th november(2010). What  a show. It was everything Id imagined it would be. Would rate it as my favorite live show I have seen, was Dire Straits, now LC has the privelige...lol. The back up singers Sharon...
    meteorite meteorite
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2010

    Lenny Cohen

    Simple.......I have a tattoo of "The Future" by leonard on my back.   enough said i think.
    digogh digogh
    46-50
    Feb 7, 2012

    And I love singing Cohen's music,

    too. Hallelujah is one of my favorites, along with Suzanne. I start community chorus rehearsals tonight after a summer break. YEAH!!! I get to SING tonight!
    binkey9boy binkey9boy
    66-70, M
    Sep 8, 2015
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