What do you think is the "Awful Truth"?

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
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Re: What do you think is the "Awful Truth"?

Postby mat james » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:58 pm

me too!
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Re: What do you think is the "Awful Truth"?

Postby imaginary friend » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:57 am

For Steven and Mat Quixote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tioLvJ3DmUg

My favourite part is at the very end, when LC kneels amongst the blouses 8)
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Re: What do you think is the "Awful Truth"?

Postby IMM » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:19 am

There appear to be many young ears here, and an old one or two as well.
I'm old but I'm still into that ...
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Re: What do you think is the "Awful Truth"?

Postby Steven » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:25 pm

Hi Imaginary Friend,

Thanks for posting the video link. Reminiscent of what became associated with some fans of Tom Jones.
:D

Hi IMM,

:D
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Re: What do you think is the "Awful Truth"?

Postby IMM » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:58 pm

In "Closing Time," there's an "Awful Truth which you can't reveal to the Ears of Youth." What do you take this
to be?
There is a conversation which I'm still waiting to hear(of).
The participants in the conversation are a mother who is old and still into that (perhaps not so very old), and her young daughter.
The conversation takes place when the daughter (inevitably?) asks the mother about sex.
I have never heard the parent reply that it's wonderful - you'll love it -- even though she may feel that way herself.
It must be an 'awful truth' if she can't tell it to her daughter. :?
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Re: What do you think is the "Awful Truth"?

Postby Cheshire gal » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:27 am

That is so true IMM, never thought about it before, but I am sure you have hit the nail on its head.

Priceless :lol: :lol:

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Re: What do you think is the "Awful Truth"?

Postby lorcamaria » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:51 pm

One thing is sure, and this is the truth..

There aint no cure for love
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There is a crack in everything, that's how the Light gets in.
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Re: What do you think is the "Awful Truth"?

Postby IMM » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:15 am

lorcamaria wrote:One thing is sure, and this is the truth..

There aint no cure for love
and women come equipped with a pair of polka-dots. :shock:
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Re: What do you think is the "Awful Truth"?

Postby Steven » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:52 am

Hi,

There's no cure for love, except for those times when people allow that "condition" to be cured... a matter of
choice (not entirely on a conscious level). :)

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