Lines that get you every time

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby James T » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:02 am

"its cause i thought a lover had to be some kind of liar too"
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby Puddingdale » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:23 pm

"...and just when I climbed this whole mountainside
to wash my eyelids in the rain."
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby Lilifyre » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:38 pm

Lately I've had the following lines still going thru my head:


You who build these altars now
to sacrifice these children,
you must not do it anymore.
A scheme is not a vision
and you never have been tempted
by a demon or a god.

Lili
Lili
"Well, that's my story
I admit it's broken and it's bleak
But all the twisted pieces fit
A 1000 kisses deep."
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby hamnell » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:25 pm

Maybe there's a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby aerolls » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:26 pm

Thanks to DrHGuy for introducing me to this song and one of my favorite Cohen lines ever:

Do I Have To Dance All Night:
1976 vinyl version

I'm Forty-One, the moon is full,
you make love very well.
You touch me like I touch myself,
I like you Mademoiselle.


I quoted this one in my Leonard Cohen presentation that I had to give to one my University level Creative Writing English courses last week. My professor instructed each of us to select a writer that has influenced you throughout my life, who else would I choose but Leonard Cohen!I believe it went well. After I finished, a bunch of my classmates, said "I Love Leonard Cohen too."
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby sophi » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:52 pm

"...you live your life as if it's real..."
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby lorcamaria » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:43 pm

I've heard there was a secret chord, that David played that pleased The Lord.......beautiful
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Ring the bell that still can ring, forget your perfect offering,
There is a crack in everything, that's how the Light gets in.
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby lorcamaria » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:22 pm

I'm listening to him now, Halleluia is on.

He is so so beautiful.

Does everyone (the girls at least) become so besotted at first.

It reminds me of when I was young and had that 'in love' feeling.
There is absolutely nobody else like him is there?

Mr. Cohen, if you read this, your followers are growing daily and we love you! :D :D :D
Maria

Ring the bell that still can ring, forget your perfect offering,
There is a crack in everything, that's how the Light gets in.
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby LisaLCFan » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:27 pm

lorcamaria wrote:He is so so beautiful.

Does everyone (the girls at least) become so besotted at first.

It reminds me of when I was young and had that 'in love' feeling.
You are definitely not alone in these feelings! I think Leonard has that effect on many of us!
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby TineDoes » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:54 am

I’ve heard the soul unfolds in the chambers of its longing
"There’s no forsaking what you love ...."

Rotterdam 2008; Antwerpen, Dublin 2009; Gent 2x, Lille , Las Vegas 2x 2010, Gent, Amsterdam, Dublin 2x 2012, Antwerp, Berlin, Rotterdam 2013
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby schubert » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:19 am

What a fascinating topic,Ive just been reading through the posts and all of them stand out.
Two Id like to add.
Ah they'll never,they'll never, ever reach the moon,
at least not the one that we're after,
it's floating broken on the open sea,look out there my friends,
and it carries no survivors.

Well you tell me that your lover has a broken limb,
you say you're kind of restlesss now and it's on account of him.
Well I saw the man in question, it was just the other night
He was eating up a lady where the lions and Christians fight

The man is quite simply a genius with words,and as for depressing,never found him that.Sad sometimes but mostly
uplifing.I can lift my mood instantly by putting on the Future loud,very loud,amazing song. :D :D
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby gabri » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:25 pm

Actually
the G20 Seoul it´s the line

"Everybody knows the boat is leaking
Everybody knows the captain lied....

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That´s how it goes
Everybody knows
gabri
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby jdhayes » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:52 pm

"It was the shape, the shape of our love that twisted me"
2xDublin 2008, 2xDublin 2009, Berlin, Beacon Theatre 2009, Cardiff, Birmingham, 2xSligo 2010, 3 x Dublin 2012
"You held on to me like I was a crucifix, as we went kneeling through the dark"
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby kwills » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:35 am

Just take this longing from my tongue
Manchester 19th June/Cardiff 8th Nov
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Re: Lines that get you every time

Postby iris » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:43 am

there`s a blaze (I hear place, both good) of light in every word
here is your love for all this
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