Too old

Recollections from Leonard Cohen's pre-2008 tours, YouTube clips
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peter danielsen
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Too old

Postby peter danielsen » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:24 am

Im too old
to learn the names
of the new killers
This one here
looks tired and attractive
devoted, professorial
He looks a lot like me
when I was teaching
a radical form of Buddhism
to the hopelessly insane
In the name of the old
high magic
he commands
families to be burned alive
and children mutilated
He probably knows
a song or two that I wrote
All of them
all the bloody hand bathers
and chewers of entrails
and scalp peelers
they all danced
to the music of the Beatles
the worshipped Bob Dylan
Dear friends
there are few of us left
silenced
trembling all the time
hidden among the blood -
stunned fanatics
as we witness to each other
the old atrocity
the old obsolete atrocity
that has driven out
the heart's warm appetite
and humbled evolution
and made a puke of prayer
(L.Cohen)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vgok7-IRQA
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Tchocolatl
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Re: Too old

Postby Tchocolatl » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:25 am

I checked if it was absolute or obsolete atrocity. Of course it is obsolete.
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"He can love the shape of human beings, the fine and twisted shapes of the heart. It is good to have among us such men, such balancing monsters of love."

Leonard Cohen
Beautiful Losers

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