Happens to the Heart - song and video released

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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby holydove » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:18 pm

peter danielsen wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:45 pm
The lines about the "begger" seems to be about Roshi

Then I studied with this beggar
He was filthy, he was scarred
By the claws of many women
He had failed to disregard
No fable here no lesson
No singing meadowlark
Just a filthy beggar guessing
What happens to the heart

Peter
Hi Peter,

I think it seems likely that the first "beggar" reference ("Then I studied with this beggar...") is probably about Roshi; but the second "beggar" reference ("Just a filthy beggar guessing..."), while it could be about Roshi, could also be a reference to Leonard's perception of himself.
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby lazariuk » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:03 am

peter danielsen wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:45 pm
The lines about the "begger" seems to be about Roshi

Then I studied with this beggar
He was filthy, he was scarred

Peter
I agree.
Reminds me of some Dylan lyrics

This is hard country,
to stay alive in
Blades are everywhere,
and they're breaking my skin
I'm armed to the hilt,
and I'm struggling hard
You won't get out,
of here unscarred.
Everything being said to you is true; Imagine of what it is true.
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby mposner » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:07 pm

I think the beggar reference is to Leonard himself
..typical of his self-flagellation...and typical of one L.C
persona reflecting on another
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby peter danielsen » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:37 am

And Cohen
Everywhere the blades turn, in every thought the butchery, it is raw where I wander
...I ..... .... ....... made . ..... ...... by ....... music .. ..... .. ......
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby Kush » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:20 pm

Great video, terrific song !
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby WiTS » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:14 am

Checked every LC song on Spotify.
Seems that Happens to the Heart marks the first E (explicit) song of Leonard Cohen.
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby Hartmut » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:38 am

WiTS wrote: Seems that Happens to the Heart marks the first E (explicit) song of Leonard Cohen.
Probably because of the line "Meeting Christ and reading Marx" ...
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby LisaLCFan » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:05 am

Hartmut wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:38 am
WiTS wrote: Seems that Happens to the Heart marks the first E (explicit) song of Leonard Cohen.
Probably because of the line "Meeting Christ and reading Marx" ...

Or, because of, "I got my shit together". "Shit" is a word that is regularly bleeped out of anything broadcast in America, with their charmingly puritanical censorship. :roll:
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby Hartmut » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:15 pm

Hi Lisa,

I was kidding with my suggestion.
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby WiTS » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:29 pm

LisaLCFan wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:05 am
Hartmut wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:38 am
WiTS wrote: Seems that Happens to the Heart marks the first E (explicit) song of Leonard Cohen.
Probably because of the line "Meeting Christ and reading Marx" ...

Or, because of, "I got my shit together". "Shit" is a word that is regularly bleeped out of anything broadcast in America, with their charmingly puritanical censorship. :roll:
s**t happens :lol:
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby LisaLCFan » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:55 pm

Hartmut wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:15 pm
Hi Lisa,

I was kidding with my suggestion.

Oh, well, then, Ha-ha, good one! :lol: ( :oops: )
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby Hartmut » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:35 am

LisaLCFan wrote: Oh, well, then, Ha-ha, good one! :lol: ( :oops: )
:wink:
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby WiTS » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:19 am

After the line Every soul is like a minnow / Every mind is like a shark
Is Leonard singing Then I've broken every window or They are broken every window?
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby B4real » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:39 am

WiTS wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:19 am
After the line Every soul is like a minnow / Every mind is like a shark
Is Leonard singing Then I've broken every window or They are broken every window?
Weilin, This is how I heard it https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... 15#p372818
Me, I’ve broken every window
It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to B4real ~ me
Attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy ~ me ...... The magic of art is the truth of its lies ~ me ...... Only left-handers are in their right mind!
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Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

Postby WiTS » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:03 am

B4real wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:39 am
WiTS wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:19 am
After the line Every soul is like a minnow / Every mind is like a shark
Is Leonard singing Then I've broken every window or They are broken every window?
Weilin, This is how I heard it https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... 15#p372818
Me, I’ve broken every window
Thanks, Berverly. Sounds correct to me as well. Thanks for your guidance.
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