L.C. Song Hunt

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Herbsttag » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:35 am

B4real wrote:Quick guess -

Closing Time
Yep, Closing Time it is.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Hartmut » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:38 am

Oh ... the other Tom!
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Herbsttag » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:42 am

Hartmut wrote:Oh ... the other Tom!
Well, as far as i'm concerned he's the one and only. :lol:
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby B4real » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:01 am

Thanks Herbsttag, I have more time now.
Welcome to the forum and this game!

I took a guess because of Tom Waits first album Closing Time.
I don’t know off-hand about a book by that name.

Hopefully this song won’t be too hard to guess.
Some lines include a declaration of guilt and righting a wrong.
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: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Herbsttag » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:06 pm

B4real wrote:Thanks Herbsttag, I have more time now.
Welcome to the forum and this game!

I took a guess because of Tom Waits first album Closing Time.
I don’t know off-hand about a book by that name.

Hopefully this song won’t be too hard to guess.
Some lines include a declaration of guilt and righting a wrong.
Thanks for the welcome. The novel is Joseph Heller's sequel to Catch-22.

To answer your question, is it Bird On A Wire?
Like a baby, stillborn,
like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
But I swear by this song
and by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby B4real » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:38 pm

Well done Herbsttag, that’s correct :D and thanks for the info about that book.

I have to say I felt inexplicably compelled to ask for that song title. Possibly because I’ve just listened to or watched precisely 512 versions of Bird On The Wire!!! I think I’ve hypnotised myself :shock: I feel in a slightly catatonic state at the moment! I’m compiling a book of LC’s songs & versions & improvisations with artwork and knew it would be a marathon task but OMG!

Here are some (not all) BOTW variations that I’ve come across:

I have tried my very best to be free ...

Like a fish on a hook ...

I have broken (saved) all my sorrows (upon/to/for) on thee ...

If I, if I have been unkind
And I have sometimes ...

If I have been untrue, if I have been untrue
I know, baby, I know, I never fooled you ...

Now I hope you know by now
It was never, it was never like you ...

Back to you now if you want to post the next question.
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: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Herbsttag » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:23 pm

B4real wrote:Well done Herbsttag, that’s correct :D and thanks for the info about that book.

I have to say I felt inexplicably compelled to ask for that song title. Possibly because I’ve just listened to or watched precisely 512 versions of Bird On The Wire!!! I think I’ve hypnotised myself :shock: I feel in a slightly catatonic state at the moment! I’m compiling a book of LC’s songs & versions & improvisations with artwork and knew it would be a marathon task but OMG!
Your book project sounds like a lot of fun! I know what you mean about hypnotising onesself. I've been listening to If It Be Your Will on repeat for the past day or two and I can almost hear it in my sleep. :lol:
B4real wrote:Here are some (not all) BOTW variations that I’ve come across:

I have tried my very best to be free ...

Like a fish on a hook ...

I have broken (saved) all my sorrows (upon/to/for) on thee ...

If I, if I have been unkind
And I have sometimes ...

If I have been untrue, if I have been untrue
I know, baby, I know, I never fooled you ...

Now I hope you know by now
It was never, it was never like you ...

Back to you now if you want to post the next question.
I like the line with the sorrows. :D Now, for the question. I'm looking for a song in which a character pilots an aircraft in an unusual (and quite impossible) way.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Hartmut » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:58 pm

Is it Field Commander Cohen, parachuting acid into diplomatic cocktail parties?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Hartmut » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:00 am

On second thought, you're probably looking for the "Master Song" ("And he took you up in his aeroplane / which he flew without any hands").
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Herbsttag » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:18 am

It's the Master Song, though Field Commander Cohen kinda fits too.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Hartmut » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:20 am

Herbsttag wrote:It's the Master Song, though Field Commander Cohen kinda fits too.
Thanks.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Hartmut » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:21 am

Two songs in which the narrator states that he has been very patient.

The first song mentions a colourful animal.

The second song mentions a famous composer.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Goldin » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:47 am

Jazz Police & (for much longer) Waiting for the Miracle :lol:
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Hartmut » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:55 am

Goldin wrote:Jazz Police & (for much longer) Waiting for the Miracle :lol:
:-)
Miracle is correct.

Jazz Police however ... Where is the colourful animal? - Oh, you mean the turtle. I'm looking for a song that mentions an animal that is much more colourful than a turtle - and also much faster.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Goldin » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:18 am

Hey, I've been sitting here since Wednesday morning, waiting patiently for this question!
Also, I guess, turtle meat is even more colourful than a turtle itself.
Heh...
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