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New song featuring Leonard Cohen

Postby B4real » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:20 pm

A new song featuring Leonard Cohen called Valley Boy by Canadian Indie rock band Wolf Parade.
http://blog.kexp.org/2017/08/21/song-of ... alley-boy/
“Valley Boy” clearly echoes lyrics from their fellow Canadian Leonard Cohen with references to “Marianne” and “bird on that wire.” Wolf Parade has said in interviews that the song considers the death of the songwriting master juxtaposed with the despairing election of the miserable Donald Trump. One died who gave us mystery, hope, and comfort, while another entered our daily consciousness who gives anxiety, consternation, and sadness. Co-frontman Spencer Krug sings the words like one fully and genuinely engaged in this moment of political and cultural inscrutability.

My personal experience with the election and Cohen’s passing seem to mirror what the songwriter went through. I was walking to my bartending job still in a daze from the Trump shock after I had heard of Leonard’s death. I listened to “If It Be Your Will” in the early darkness on repeat and was finally able to cry after Trump’s election. Cohen comforted me once again even in his own passing. He will give us that gift as long as humanity continues on this earth. The members of Wolf Parade know that comfort too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY1jIG72GIY

Valley Boy
[Verse 1]
The radio's been playing all your songs
Talking about the way you slipped away up the stairs
Did you know that it was all gonna go wrong?
Did you know that it would all be more than you could bear?

[Chorus]
Are you still a lover boy?
Are you still on the cover or
Did you become a valley boy out there?

[Verse 2]
Calling all the angels, we must have an intervention
The land and the air and Marianne are in contention
The land wants the tongue and the air wants the spirit
But it's all inside the heart and Marianne won't let them near it

[Chorus]
Said, are you still a lover boy?
Are you still on the cover or
Did you become a valley boy out there?
Are you still a lover boy?
Still laughing on the cover or
Did you become a valley boy out there?

[Bridge]
One, three, two and four
South, east, west and north
Summer, water, fall and fire
All has fallen out of order
Say one, three, two and four
To the south, a beast is born
It's pouring rain, the Earth is on fire
So you finally became that bird on that wire
Be for real. Free yourself to find the real Self ~~ Me
Happiness is like learning the violin, the more you practice it the more it comes to you ~~ Me
Without the heart, there can be no understanding between the hand and the mind ~~ Gore Vidal
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Re: New song featuring Leonard Cohen

Postby Goldin » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:03 pm

Cool!
I usually skip music videos on this channel...
Thank you, Bev!
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Re: New song featuring Leonard Cohen

Postby B4real » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:07 am

My pleasure, Roman! Good to hear from you :D
Be for real. Free yourself to find the real Self ~~ Me
Happiness is like learning the violin, the more you practice it the more it comes to you ~~ Me
Without the heart, there can be no understanding between the hand and the mind ~~ Gore Vidal

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