Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

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Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby Lilifyre » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:08 pm

In perusing the many threads here, I've discovered that many, like me, have no ONE favorite Leonard Cohen song, but many. In particular we seem to get hooked on one song at a time. I get stuck on a single song and play it at least 100 times virtually non-stop. Finally I get my fill and move on to another.

Until yesterday that song was "Take This Walz" for several weeks. Then I came here this morning and saw the thread about "The Window". Well, "The Window" has been playing on my PC via YouTube ever since. Thank goodness I have a PC capable of multi-tasking so I can listen to YouTube and still go about other things at the same time.

So, if you have a favorite for a time and then move on, please share it. You need not explain why you like it. We all know we love Leonard or we wouldn't be on this site. If you get your fill and switch to a different song, let us know that as well. This should prove very interesting.

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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby CarolineM » Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:01 am

Lilifyre wrote:In particular we seem to get hooked on one song at a time. I get stuck on a single song and play it at least 100 times virtually non-stop. Finally I get my fill and move on to another.
I do that too :D

for a while it's been "hey that's no way to say goodbye", then I've moved on to "The gipsy's wife".
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby Stamatina » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:12 pm

Lilifyre wrote: In particular we seem to get hooked on one song at a time. I get stuck on a single song and play it at least 100 times virtually non-stop. Finally I get my fill and move on to another.
I've stopped doing this. In fact, right now my favourite song is "Sisters of Mercy", because that's the one playing right now. Two minutes ago it was That Don't Make It Junk and five minutes before that it was By The Rivers Dark..etc. :razz:

Well they lay down beside me, I made my confession to them / They touch both my eyes and I touch the dew on their hem / If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn / They will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem...
"Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love
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: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby somewhat_nifty » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:59 pm

hehe, so very true. There are ones that are always in my 'top ten' as it were, but the order changes. Currently 'Love Calls You By Your Name' is really speaking to me.
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby mnkyface » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:14 pm

I can't stop listening to Be For Real. I feel like I just "discovered " it... don't know why this song has slipped past me until recently.
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby iris » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:51 am

I started with Famous blue raincoat, 1988. Many followed.
A few weeks ago I was suddenly deeply moved bij I tried to leave you, Live in Londonversion.
I cant stop listening to this song... repeat and repeat and repeat...
here is your love for all this
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby MaryB » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:04 am

Because Diana/ladydi (thank you), a while ago, told me to take a closer listen to 'Ballad of the Absent Mare', I have rediscovered the beautiful lyrics in this stunning melody. I can only imagine how it would be reinterpreted on this current tour. Right now, I can't stop listening to it.

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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby TheSpice-BoxOfEarth » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:29 pm

Last night I was kinda melancholy and "The Guests" touched me and my mood more deeply than ever.
Those who earnestly are lost are lost and lost again.
A cross on every hill
A star, a minaret
So many graves to fill
O love, aren’t you tired yet?


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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby Lilifyre » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:58 pm

As of right now, I still sort of have "The Window" playing in my head, but it is intersperced with Joan of Arc...like a CD player just playing the 2 songs. I can't seem to ge enough of either one.

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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby schubert » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:22 am

Today Ive been listening a lot to Bird on the wire, a song Ive always loved but there was a time I got bored with it,dont know why.
Anyway it sounded beautiful and fresh today,I really like the second version on SFAR which Ive recently bought. :lol: :razz:
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby rose red » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:16 am

the future
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby rose red » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:23 am

rose red wrote:the future
sung on I'm your Man Dvd by Nick Cave I bet Leonard loves it!
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby Florian » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:03 pm

What i would call my LC song of the week is right now:
Waiting for the miracle
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby lightasabreeze » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:04 pm

I am in tune with mnkyface at the moment. BE FOR REAL is being aired. Plus I have been re tuned to Dear Heather and UNDERTOW which I kinda like.
I tried to catch up with some form filling today with Leonard in the background. Can't be done... All I could concentrate on was Leonards voice in my ear distracting me from everything else
Form filling was abandoned as I just lay back to listen to someone who appeared to be singing solely to me.
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby Parsifal » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:40 pm

lightasabreeze wrote:I am in tune with mnkyface at the moment. BE FOR REAL is being aired. Plus I have been re tuned to Dear Heather and UNDERTOW which I kinda like.
I tried to catch up with some form filling today with Leonard in the background. Can't be done... All I could concentrate on was Leonards voice in my ear distracting me from everything else
Form filling was abandoned as I just lay back to listen to someone who appeared to be singing solely to me.
When I'm doing my form-filling, ANY kind of vocal music is absolutely deadly. So, I put on some soothing jazz - Bill Evans is very good for these moments: not that what he does is muzak (far from it) - it just gives you that space to focus on other things.

Tried to listen to the DOALM version of Memories today, but it just doesn't speak to me....so, tried the FCC live version instead - a whole world of difference there! :D

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