Leonard Cohen – Democracy Is Coming to The USA

I dedicated this initially to the Independence Day of the USA. You may also read HERE a text written by Parker J Palmer for the same celebration day.

However, after the US strangely elected Trump as president, I find the lyrics of this song most fitting for the present situation.

So, is democracy really coming to the USA? We shall see.

Here are the lyrics.

Continue reading “Leonard Cohen – Democracy Is Coming to The USA”

RIP – Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker

The great poet and singer Leonard Cohen turned 82 yesterday. Here is one of his most troubling songs, unfortunately, just in audio. Thanks to LigiaC for the link.

NOTE: Cohen died on 7 November 2016 at the age of 82 at his home in Los Angeles.

And here are the lyrics: Continue reading “RIP – Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker”

Come Healing – A Leonard Cohen Song for Paris

Leonard Cohen – In My Secret Life

A bitter-sweet confession song, by Leonard Cohen, for a hot summer Sunday evening.

Here are the lyrics:

Continue reading “Leonard Cohen – In My Secret Life”

Leonard Cohen – I Can’t Forget

O great song for a hot summer afternoon, from Cohen”s latest album, Can’t Forget.

Here the lyrics:

Continue reading “Leonard Cohen – I Can’t Forget”

Leonard Cohen – Almost Like the Blues

Leonard Cohen sublime.

Continue reading “Leonard Cohen – Almost Like the Blues”

Leonard Cohen – Born in Chains

This is from Leonard Cohen’s latest album, Popular Problems.
You may read HERE an interesting tribute to Cohen, with an emphasis on his latest album.

Continue reading “Leonard Cohen – Born in Chains”

Leonard Cohen – Lover, Lover, Lover

I asked my father,
I said, “Father change my name.”
The one I’m using now it’s covered up
with fear and filth and cowardice and shame.

Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me,
yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me. Continue reading “Leonard Cohen – Lover, Lover, Lover”

Leonard Cohen – Dance Me to the End of Love

Dance from Vincente Minnelli’s movie The Band Wagon (1953), with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse.

Leonard Cohen – Show Me the Place, with lyrics

I share with you here a superb song that Leonard Cohen shared two years today as a season greeting with his Facebook ‘friends’.

Beautiful poetry, with rich spiritual allusions, and amazingly simple music delivered with the unique voice of this incredible artist.

Enjoy!

Read HERE what critics say about Cohen’s new album, on which this song is included. Continue reading “Leonard Cohen – Show Me the Place, with lyrics”

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah

Music video by Leonard Cohen performing Hallelujah.
(C) 2009 Sony Music Entertainment Continue reading “Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah”

Leonard Cohen and The Webb Sisters – If It Be Your Will

f it be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before
I will speak no more
I shall abide until
I am spoken for
If it be your will Continue reading “Leonard Cohen and The Webb Sisters – If It Be Your Will”

Leonard Cohen – Anthem, with lyrics

‘There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.’ Continue reading “Leonard Cohen – Anthem, with lyrics”

Leonard Cohen – Concert pentru reconciliere, toleranta si pace

leonard_cohen

Artistul canadian de origine evreiască Leonard Cohen a susţinut la Tel Aviv, în seara de 24 septembrie 2009, un concert dedicat reconcilierii, toleranţei şi păcii între evrei şi palestinieni.

Cohen a concertat de două ori şi în România, în septembrie 2008 şi septembrie 2009. El are mulţi admiratori în România. Unul dintre ei, Mircea MIhăieş, a publica în 2005 la Polirom cartea Viata, patimile si cintecele lui Leonard Cohen.

Solicitat de Comitetul palestinian pentru boicotarea academică şi culturală a Israelului să-şi anuleze concertul din Tel Aviv, Cohen a sugerat să susţină în paralel un concert la Ramallah, capitala Teritoriilor Palestiniene. El a fost însă refuzat .

Continue reading “Leonard Cohen – Concert pentru reconciliere, toleranta si pace”