Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby TheSpice-BoxOfEarth » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:30 pm

mnkyface wrote:And "the wisdom of OOOOOOOLD" in In My Secret Life always gives me goosebumps, especially when he holds that low note sooooo long there on the current tour.
That`s one of my favorites too, his voice goes so deep! :D
And I agree with Somewhat_nifty, "your naked bodaaay" is such a perfect. :D
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby somewhat_nifty » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:20 pm

Just thought of another one - the way he says 'joke' in The Captain. Makes me smile. He seems to say it with a very flat 'o', maybe it's a Canadian thing again...
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby drsing » Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:11 pm

what about " Iodine" , sounds like a strange but beautiful word pronounced by LC :idea:
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby iveta » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:10 am

he gets quite pretty and tragic when pronouncing "broken"
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby lazariuk » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:52 am

iveta wrote:he gets quite pretty and tragic when pronouncing "broken"
I don't find him at all tragic or pretty when saying "I will leave with you one broken man whom I will teach you to repair"

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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby david birkett » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:12 pm

Arrrwnges, as in 'brings you tea and...'
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby somewhat_nifty » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:48 pm

david birkett wrote:Arrrwnges, as in 'brings you tea and...'
Yes, I love that one :D
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby burningviolin » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:49 pm

Ok so I couldn't resist putting these words in a list....

I resisted the urge to go aphpabetical...! :roll:

Violin
Omega
bitter (emphasis on the t)
water
naked
baby
Leonard Cohen
Sincerely L. Cohen

but
you
look
good
you
really
do

alpha
delta
body
your naked bodaaay!
darling
iron
memories

to/ta the end of love...
monkey (moan-key)
commonwealth aGAIN
Government
thundercloud
Kitchenette
Babylon

joke
iodine
broken
Arrrwnges (oranges!)
wisdom of old
about (aboot)
without (withoot)
PERscription

I'm adding in a few here was well from First We Take Manhattan.
First, I can't put my finger on it exactly why but it sounds good!
Heavawns...heavens...
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby Susy » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:51 pm

how about that.....I,m flexible.Oh YEAH 8)
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby mnkyface » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:25 pm

burningviolin wrote:Heavawns...heavens...
:lol: Yes! I love it!
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby Stamatina » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:19 pm

TheSpice-BoxOfEarth wrote:Leonard`s emphasis is the most enchanting I have ever heard, rich like vintage wine and sliding like the finest silk. For me nobody pronounce name "Leonard Cohen" as perfectly as Leonard himself! :D
After reading that again, the following lines crossed my mind:

I repeat: the important thing was to cuckold Leonard Cohen.
I like that line because it's got my name in it.


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From "The Cuckold's Song", from The Spice-Box Of Earth.( ;-) :D )
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Oh tangle of matter and ghost
Oh darling of angels, demons and saints
And the whole broken-hearted host
Gentle this soul..."
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby Bonn1979 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:01 pm

la la la, lalala
lalala, lalala

la la la, lalala, lalala
la, lalala, lalala

A singer must die (Boston 1993)

or
lalala lalala lalalala lala
lalala lala
lalala lala
lalala lala

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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby MaryB » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:56 pm

Joney said it for me - anything that ends in ter - bitter, matter, water........ And I just soooooo love it when he says his own name 'Leonerrd' - that is pure poetry to my ears.
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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby friscogrl » Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:32 pm

I love the way he pronounces "balloons" in the live version of Memories on Field Commander Cohen.
"Bahlooons"! :)

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Re: Words LC pronounces better than anyone in the world

Postby mr.midnight » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:52 am

What about the way he says "DIED"?
I think heard him say it in the I'm your man DVD and he usually says it when introducing Chelsea Hotel, talking about Janis Joplin.
It seems like he says the word 'died' with a lot of compassion.

"So the great affair is over but whoever would have guessed
it would leave us all so vacant and so deeply unimpressed."

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