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Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby HelenOE » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:15 am

I've seen several tweets lately mentioning people using, or wanting to use, Leonard Cohen songs at their weddings. So just for fun I thought I'd ask: which song would you LEAST like to hear used this way?

I nominate Joan of Arc.
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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby BlizzardofIce » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:52 am

Dress reherseal rag.

Some of the guests, even maybe the bride, jumping out of windows would kill the party...
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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby Goldin » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:55 pm

As many people have problems with a sense of humour, Why Don't You Try isn't a good choise.

Also, I wouldn't suggest Please Don't Pass Me By (not only because it's A Disgrace). Although it should be fun to hear "Hey, won't you be naked for me" from anyone besides the groom, the next song would be A Singer Must Die, I'm afraid. Another odd thing is - you know, "may not be tonight... may not be tomorrow" - a kind of belated dubiety. Not to mention "and I sing this for the freaks and the nerds, and the mean colleagues of the groom, and the ugly bridesmaid..."

Personally I'd recitate Minute Prologue from the same album. It shouldn't take much time at least.
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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby lizzytysh » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:07 pm

Doubt that I'd feel very good if I heard "Is This What You Wanted" played at my wedding, especially if we'd already been living together.
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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby denise knowles » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:52 am

Oh where, where is my gipsy wife tonight.
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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby abby » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:14 am

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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby brightnow » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:46 am

abby wrote:I Tried to Leave You
Yes, that.
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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby brightnow » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:49 am

And the worst song out of those that are actually played at weddings must be "I'm Your Man". It's a song of broken promises, people... broken!

(The first dance at our wedding all those years ago was "If It Be Your Will", we never regretted that choice)
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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby HelenOE » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:57 am

brightnow wrote:And the worst song out of those that are actually played at weddings must be "I'm Your Man". It's a song of broken promises, people... broken!

(The first dance at our wedding all those years ago was "If It Be Your Will", we never regretted that choice)
I agree, good choice, and I hear you about "I'm Your Man." And coincidentally, it turns up in the batch of tweets I'm just about to go post in that topic.
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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby seadove » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:24 am

Don't go home with your hardon. :neutral:
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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby friscogrl » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:14 pm

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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby HelenOE » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:25 pm

friscogrl wrote:The Future.
:lol:
"Your private life will suddenly explode" is probably not the sentiment you want to be contemplating as you look forward to a honeymoon.
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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby scocoh » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:42 pm

lizzytysh wrote:Doubt that I'd feel very good if I heard "Is This What You Wanted" played at my wedding, especially if we'd already been living together.
Heh heh.. My thoughts exactly. :lol: Especially with the way he sings it-- there would be some guests who would be shocked.

p.s.-- shouldn't this be in the Leonard's Music section?
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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby mutti » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:29 am

How about BEST Leonard Cohen song for a wedding. The above comments do have some humour but am going to change the negative to the positive (for me)...and I have a wicked sense of humour...but am thinking enough already...
BEST SONG for a wedding...
Dance me to the end of Love.
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Re: Worst Leonard Cohen song for a wedding?

Postby HelenOE » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:58 am

mutti wrote: BEST SONG for a wedding...
Dance me to the end of Love.
That's almost the ONLY one that would work for a wedding. Unless, of course, Tacoma Trailer. :P

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