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    Now for something completely different, 'Anthem'.

    This song just blows me away. Mr Cohen sings this song so calmly, so focussed, with such intensity, like it's the last time he will sing on this earth....

    Gives me chills up my spine and makes me weep, (wooz that I am).

    There is ALWAYS a crack where the light gets in.


    Enjoy!

    Edit: Watch for the intense focus as he thanks his musicians at the end; he stands focussed in the moment, and he bows and they bow , such beautiful respect



    PS: And how at his age, does he effortlessly bow down on one knee and smoothly spring back up again? That's got me beat, must be the glucosamine, lol...


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    I've just listened and watched this for the umpteenth time and just HAVE to bump it up. It always gives me chills.

    And ya gotta love a man with a hat!

    Perhaps this should be in the music section of 'Inspiring Songs' and not the general music section.

    Lenny just blows me away every time.

    Enjoy,
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    What about this? My favourite.



    Love, HS

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    Thanks HS for this, he is such a mystical poet. LOVE his voice! And he is right on the money as a seer, that's for sure. Very interesting lyrics in this song as many others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily de Cuir View Post
    Thanks HS for this, he is such a mystical poet. LOVE his voice! And he is right on the money as a seer, that's for sure. Very interesting lyrics in this song as many others.

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    But the one I love is "Famous Blue Raincoat".................can you get more feeling and pathos in a song and situation?

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    Ah yes, and live versions, of Leonard anyway, are always the best. This always gives me angel bumps and a little tear in my eye.


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    Thanks for motivating me to go on a Leonard Cohen bender, people.. it's been way too long since I did that!


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    Thanks so much Lily de Cuir, for starting this thread.

    My favourite Leonard Cohen is Hallelujah.

    I thnk the lyrics are extraordinary!

    Iíve heard there was a secret chord
    That David played, and it pleased the Lord
    But you donít really care for music, do you?
    It goes like this
    The fourth, the fifth
    The minor fall, the major lift
    The baffled king composing Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Your faith was strong but you needed proof
    You saw her bathing on the roof
    Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you
    She tied you to a kitchen chair
    She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
    And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
    Baby I have been here before
    I know this room, Iíve walked this floor
    I used to live alone before I knew you.
    Iíve seen your flag on the marble arch
    Love is not a victory march
    Itís a cold and itís a broken Hallelujah
    There was a time when you let me know
    Whatís really going on below
    But now you never show it to me, do you?
    And remember when I moved in you
    The holy dove was moving too
    And every breath we drew was Hallelujah
    Maybe thereís a God above
    But all Iíve ever learned from love
    Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
    Itís not a cry you can hear at night
    Itís not somebody who has seen the light
    Itís a cold and itís a broken Hallelujah
    You say I took the name in vain
    I donít even know the name
    But if I did, well really, whatís it to you?
    Thereís a blaze of light in every word
    It doesnít matter which you heard
    The holy or the broken Hallelujah
    I did my best, it wasnít much
    I couldnít feel, so I tried to touch
    Iíve told the truth, I didnít come to fool you
    And even though it all went wrong
    Iíll stand before the Lord of Song
    With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah



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