Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

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Re: Favourite Song!

Postby Fljotsdale on Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:24 am

Lex wrote:No contest, The Window.


That IS the most beautiful song! I listen to it most, I think, of all of them.

Makes me think of Catherine Tekakwitha in Beautiful Losers.


One of the few songs where his voice isn't dripping sexuality. :wink:


Not that I have the least objection to his voice dripping sexuality........
Only just found this video of LC:
http://ca.youtube.com/user/leonardcohen?ob=4" target="_blank

This one does make me cry.
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Postby koan on Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:06 am

I find the lyrics and therefore the whole song the most meaningful in Anthem,

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Postby DeeDee on Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:44 am

Thanks Lizzy!
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Postby Frank on Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:24 am

Not sure if its my favourite but If It Be Your Will is the best song he's ever written. Its one of a few what I call "perfect songs" along with Undertow for example, in which every word is perfect.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby JOHN LLWL on Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:19 am

Hi everyone, I 'm John from Athens Greece. I like most of the songs but my favorites are Master song, Stranger song and Nancy (Live songs version). I choose Master song as my all time favorite. The guitar is amazing.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby friscogrl on Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:03 am

I agree with Frank about If It be Your Will. It is probably my favorite song. It brings up many different emotions for me. I also like Lover Lover Lover (a bit darker) and Take this Waltz, very beautiful and and has a storng visual element to it.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Socializard on Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:28 pm

like most of you folks...i'm sure the fave song changes here and there. currently i've been on a lady midnight kick. i think the lyrics are both beautiful and playful.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Socializard on Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:29 pm

oh yeah and i'll also sing them to my ladyfriend (and i'm an awful singer btw) whenever i want to stir up trouble/laughter.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby fredwerty on Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:30 am

my favorit Leonard Cohan song would have to be "thats no way to say goodbye",bong de de de de..bong de de de !! luv it
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Undertow on Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:01 pm

Avalanche is the first song I heard by Cohen, so I am eternally grateful to that one song and will have to name it as my favourite. His voice, the guitar and the pure venom in the lyrics attacks me every single time I hear it.

However there are other songs by Cohen which I love more than Avalanche like Stranger Song which is probably the greatest song hes written (in my opinion), Master Song (I am in awe every time I hear this song) and Im Your Man which I think is his most playful, daring and downright sexy song.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby manwithnoname on Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:22 pm

Hello all, long time creeper, first time register-er....
Choosing my favorite 3-5 songs is a lot easier than picking a single song, but here is my short list:

- One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
- Avalanche
- Master Song
-Tonight Will Be Fine
- Famous Blue Raincoat

All of those songs speak directly to me and can get me very emotional very fast. Leonards first 4 albums to me feel like the man was predicting some of the relationships I would have between 19 - 24. I think he's been reading my mail or something. Anyway, its probably pretty clear that I prefer the older Leonard songs (eventhough Hallelujah is what grabbed me about 15 years ago), and by looking at the results posted here in this thread, it seems a majority of people prefer his newer material. Maybe it's my age (I'm 30, so Leonard has been singing longer than I've been breathing), or the other kinds of music I listen to, but I can't really get into Dear Heather, Recent Songs, Ten New Songs, and I'm Your Man. I don't think they are bad in any way, they are just a huge leap from the single man with a classical guitar and occasional string accompaniment that I love so much. I also love Various Positions and The Future, but for me, "Songs of Love and Hate" is where it is at. Once I heard Avalanche, my perception of Leonard changed, and I grew to love his music more than I ever thought possible. That album can get me into such a rage, or such a downer mood, its amazing. Anyway, those are my faves.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby iris wigle-cutforth on Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:29 am

My favourite song that Leo "sings" is Bird on a Wire". I almost bought one of his CD's today here in Canada. It cost about seventeen dollars. Ithought it was too much money so I placed it back in it's place and bought a Shirley Jane Temple case which held four movies for $4.98. She is so deja vu of young Janis Joplin so it was like getting two for the price of one.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby lazariuk on Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:31 am

iris wigle-cutforth wrote:My favourite song that Leo "sings" is Bird on a Wire".


It is Bird on the Wire, not Bird on a Wire.
Since it is your favorite I thought I would mention that. It is a mistake that almost everyone makes. I certainly did.
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Postby freezeout on Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:58 am

Favorite Cohen song?... Too hard
However, I'm really digging "Diamonds In the Mine" right now. The raw energy in this song remind me of early punk records.... Yes, that is a good thing.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby thethirdman on Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:53 pm

i have a lot of favourites but i suppose the song i listen to most is everybody knows, great song and Jennifer Warnes is wonderful on it.
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