I like this song, but as far as comparing it, to what I consider Leonard Cohen-quality, again, it doesn't measure up. Yes, we will listen to these tracks over and over, in the beginning, and then we'll go back to listening to Songs of Leonard Cohen, Songs from a Room, Love & Hate, Recent, etc... Compare the lyrics of all the songs released thus far, with the magnum opus that is The Future. There are lyrics in the album, The Future, that absolutely blow my mind. I can't even understand how a human being could concoct such beauty... Ring the bells that still can ring - forget your perfect offering - there is a crack in everything - that's how the light gets in compared to There's something that I'm watching - means a lot to me - It's a broken banjo bobbing on the dark infested sea.
Again, I said this in the thread discussing "Going Home"...this song, "Banjo" seems like someone of Leonard Cohen's caliber could write it in 15 minutes.
Maybe that's the beauty of this CD and I will discover it 2 years from now. I will admit, it took me a couple of years to fully appreciate the album Ten New Songs. For right now, I'm with Jerry. There isn't much meat in the lyrics I've been seeing, except for "Darkness" or "The Darkness", whatever it's actually called... That is an incredible song, in my opinion.
Waterbury, CT - May 14, 2009
Las Vegas, NV - Dec 11, 2010 (Final Show of Leonard's 3 year World Tour) INCREDIBLE!
Boston, MA - Dec 15, 2012 (Best L.C. concert I've been to!)