Happens to the Heart - song and video released

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Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby swisschris » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:21 pm

New song, new video!
„Happens to the heart“

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Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Postby JudasPriest » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:34 pm

Wowzers....
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Postby Born With The Gift Of A G » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:10 pm

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Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Postby LisaLCFan » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:19 pm

Awesome! "Happens to the Heart" is so beautiful, the words and the music so perfectly intertwined, so absolutely "Leonard". Fantastic!

Now, I really can hardly wait to hear the whole album! Four more weeks....
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Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Postby holydove » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:30 pm

Wow, Happens to the Heart, so haunting, so beautiful, I totally love it!! And I love the alternate lyrics that Leonard sings, which are different, & IMO even better, than the previously posted poem; esp.:

"I had no trouble betting/ on the flood against the ark/ you see, I knew about the ending/ what happens to the heart..."

So brilliant!!

As Lisa said, I am now so excited to hear the whole album!
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Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Postby swisschris » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:53 pm

That's what Daniel Lanois wrote on Facebook about his contribution to "Happens to the heart" and the album:

"LEONARD COHEN - HAPPENS TO THE HEART

My contribution to this body of work comes from my love for the man who never wavered from his first love, the lyrical pilgrimage that Leonard embarked on carried him through a life of devotion. Isn’t that the way it should be? Certainly the way I’d like it to be for me. Young Adam Cohen was in touch to see if I’d help him frame his father’s last lyrical readings. I was on the plane to Montreal the next day.
Let’s talk about ‘Happens To The Heart’. Adam had already gotten a good start with the framing, that I then added to by way of a piano melody response to Leonard’s repeating lyric declaration, ‘What Happens to the Heart?’. Likely a question that we should all be asking. Adam kept Leonard’s readings coming at me and I liked that I got to be the innocent one. My ears were fresh, my input was fast and my advice to Adam was clear and pure. I sang, I dubbed, I spun, I played the piano, played the bass and waved my arms to keep any dust from collecting on me. I left my dust at home cause I knew Adam would have his own dust to deal with. It’s just the way it goes with record making, the process eats away at innocence. I was the innocent man, if anyone can believe that. For me to be innocent and to be loving is what my friend needed. It’s been said that I carry a tool bag that might just help to keep soul content intact, that was my job, bodyguard to soul! I worked with Adam over the course of half a dozen or so visits, the details of my contribution are all there somewhere in the end. My love for Leonard is there to the end.

Some time back, on the outskirts of Dublin I stood in a field with my friend Bono, listening to Leonard Cohen in concert. Bono and I said very little, we just let the tears roll and thanked the stars that we were there for the offering.
May the offerings live on.

Thank you
- Daniel Lanois"

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Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Postby B4real » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:51 am

So heart warming to hear Leonard’s words coming through the air to reach us once again!

There are some different lines from the written poem the same in the Nowness video and this official audio one below.

Happens to the Heart - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srYmKzp5Bq4
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Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Postby its4inthemorning » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:37 am

Wow indeed!
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Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Postby astranger » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:10 am

I'm loving it. Such a treasure. I'm hoping it is soon up on Spotify.
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Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Postby anny » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:11 am

Really WOW !!! thanks for sharing
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Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Postby Clementine » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:18 am

It's so beautiful and it's really Leonard. I couldn't stop crying as I listened for the first time.
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Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Postby hadley » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:58 pm

Wow indeed!! Happens To The Heart really sounds like classic Cohen 8) .

If the rest of the album is anywhere near as good Adam deserves a medal! Fair play to you man this is great!! 8)
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Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Postby Heather1969 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:42 pm

Simply beautiful.

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Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Postby HugoD » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:07 pm

Wow, just wow. So touching, and the video clip is beautiful to see

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B4AV8JlnpC ... kx42vzmig6
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Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Postby gerhardschlatter » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:38 pm

Really a great song, worth while to buy the whole album.
As no native speaker, I have a problem with a changed line in the beginning:
"I got my shit together"
Did he really sing "shit" or "things"?
And the following line:
"Meeting Christ reading Marx"
Met he Christ when reading Marx or met he Christ and he was reading Marx?
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