Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby skunk on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:52 am

I hate threads like this...

Hearing the opening to Suzanne and knew straight away I would be hooked. That was 17 years ago. The Girl who gave me the tape left me for a surfer.

The very next girlfriend I had taught me how to play the fingerpicking style. She left me for a house Dj.

These days I don't tell many women I am a Cohen fan.

Suzanne. Obvious choice. Genius Song

Love these sorts of threads
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby vienna55 on Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:42 pm

for me personally there is no favourite leonard song ,they are all my favourites,to me with leonards songs they can allways fit the mood im in ,like dylan, like joni,like christie moore and so many others ,even lou reeds berlin which many people consider the most depressing album of all time ,i find great art in there .The incredible strng band are one of my favourite bands from the sixties, so different from L.C yet its art ,whatever that is ,each to its one thats what i say. check out tymon dogg?
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Yorkshire Lad on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:51 pm

Am I the only one who thinks that "Coming back to you " is Leonard's best song . It seems to be a song that gets overlooked but when I hear the words especially the last verse : even in your arms I know I'LL never get it right . Even when you bend to give me comfort in the night. !! Pure poetic genious
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby GhostofTomJoad on Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:36 pm

Hi, my first time here...second post

For me, it's almost impossible to pick one...there're way too many songs that I love. But, am I the only one who likes Heart With No Companion?
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Yorkshire Lad on Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:55 pm

Hi Ghost
I think Ron Sexsmith likes the heart with no companion . I seem to remember reading that it was his favorite Cohen song and he covered it on his first album .
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby mirrormist on Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:47 am

hi

there are so many to choose from. If pressed It would have to be "Famouse Blue Raincoat"

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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby somewhat_nifty on Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:57 pm

It's so hard to choose a favourite, if someone held a gun to my head I'd probably pick Master Song - at the moment at any rate - I find my favourite will change depending on my mood and what's going on in my life.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby alb123 on Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:54 pm

I've been a fan of Leonard Cohen's work for approximately 15 years or so. The subject of "favorite album or song" is always a tricky topic. Having said that, from June 08 until December 25th of 08, I suffered with a dying liver which kept me in the hospital for about 90% of those days. Thank god for my BlackBerry phone and 16GB data card to keep me entertained with approximately 3500 songs. Considering Leonard Cohen is one of my favorite artists, I listened to all of his work SEVERAL times over during those miserable days. I'm healing now, from a successful liver transplant at the ripe old age of 34 and over the last three months I still have one song in particular echoing in my head, repeatedly. Ballad of the Absent Mare. I don't know what it is. The lyrics and melody are beautiful, as so many of Mr. Cohen's songs are. There is something about that song that moves me in a way that no other song ever has. So, for the sake of answering the question of this thread, I have given you my answer...
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby hydriot on Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:44 pm

They tend to rotate, depending on my life at any given moment. Right now my favourite is Take This Longing.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby sensei_deano on Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:30 pm

Like many others on here, my favourites change from time to time, though at the moment I would have to choose "Famous Blue Raincoat". It just gets better everytime I listen to it!
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Vestige on Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:34 pm

Hi!
I`m the little Finn who can`t speak English and I`m new here. Leonard Cohen`s music is my passion. At the moment my favourites songs are Joan of Arc (live version),Gypsy wife, Dance Me to the End of Love, Take This Waltz, Anthem and Because of. Cohen has never done bad song!
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby yaniv297 on Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:27 pm

Famous blue raincoat... one of the greatest songs ever
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby LastTimeISawYou on Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:40 pm

Most Leonard Cohen songs when I am listening to them I think "This is my Favourite"
I sometimes just can't decide. However mostly I think it is Famous Blue Raincoat or is it Suzanne or So Long Marianne or ????? I can't decide again????
No I will stick with Famous Blue Raincoat. Since buying Songs of Love and Hate in 1971or2 it has been my favourite more often than not.
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Famous Blue Raincoat

Postby faithfully on Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:40 pm

Famous Blue Raincoat

As it is a very dark song! ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aRKZFR5imM

Leonard even mentions the Clintons (or some kind of ;-) )

New york is cold, but I like where Im living
Theres music on clinton street all through the evening.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby betteriswuve on Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:15 pm

It's difficult to choose only one song, because I don't have only one favourite Cohen's song, but one of my all times favourite is "One of us cannot be wrong"


oh please, let me come into the storm...
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