Book of Longing (Song) & Puppets-YouTube (KCRW Demo Version)

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Book of Longing (Song) & Puppets-YouTube (KCRW Demo Version)

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:27 pm

Uploaded to YouTube yesterday by "TheBigJerkFace" - :lol:

Leonard Cohen - Book of Longing (KCRW Demo Version) :D :D :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_LvBbYOuQA

The song is discussed at length in an earlier thread here at the forum and I put a link to the YouTube video there yesterday. BUT - thought I would start a new thread - most of the links in the earlier thread no longer work.
Listen to the 2nd KCRW interview
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From that earlier thread - here are the lyrics -
The Book of Longing (song)

Can’t make the hills
The system is shot
I’m living on pills
For which I thank G-d

I used to be strong
Cock of the walk
But time is long gone
Past my laughing stock

I followed the course
From chaos to art
Desire the horse
Depression the cart

My page was too white
My ink was too thin
The hand wouldn’t write
The song wouldn’t sing

My animal howls
My angel’s upset
But I’m not allowed
A trace of regret

For someone will use
What I couldn’t be
My heart will be hers
Impersonally

She’ll step on the path
She’ll see what I mean
My will cut in half
Freedom between

For less than a second
Our hearts will collide
The endless suspended
The door open wide

She will move on
with nary a care
What no one has done
She’ll heal and repair

I know she is coming
I know she will look
That is my longing
This is my book

I know she is coming
I know she will look
This was my longing
And this was my book
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Re: Book of Longing (Song) on YouTube (KCRW Demo Version)

Postby Stamatina » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:52 pm

And just imagine I was looking for it a few weeks ago..! Thanks. :)
"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: Book of Longing (Song) on YouTube (KCRW Demo Version)

Postby Susy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:57 pm

Hey Sturgess66,
many thanks for this video!
I sure have the Book of Longing,and love it, but I just can not stop
to listen to his voice, THAT voice gets always under my skin :D
Thanks and Greetings, Susanne
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Re: Book of Longing (Song) on YouTube (KCRW Demo Version)

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:14 pm

And now Jason (TheBigJerkface) has uploaded "Puppets."
Thank you!

Leonard Cohen - Puppets (KCRW Demo Version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIMnOG6F ... re=channel
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Re: Book of Longing (Song) & Puppets-YouTube (KCRW Demo Version)

Postby tomsakic » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:31 pm

Thanks, Jason, higly appreciated! Is there a chance you can do the same with The Street, which Leonard recited in another of two 2006 interviews for KCRW radio?:)
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Re: Book of Longing (Song) & Puppets-YouTube (KCRW Demo Version)

Postby TheBigJerkface » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:38 am

tomsakic wrote:Thanks, Jason, higly appreciated! Is there a chance you can do the same with The Street, which Leonard recited in another of two 2006 interviews for KCRW radio?:)
I don't think that recitation was on the radio. So far as I know, there have only been two public recitations. One was on Norwegian TV (only one verse). I've never seen a video of this.

The other was at the Indigo bookstore in Toronto on 05/13/06 (also only one verse). From the Indigo, I only have copies of the LC and Barenaked Ladies doing Marianne, less than a minute of Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye, and a portion of Anjani and LC singing Never Got to Love You. No copy of the recitation, though they supposedly exist. :(

Oh, and that link that was posted earlier in this thread to another thread calling the KCRW interview the 2nd one is the only reference I have ever seen to there being two. I don't think there were. I think the only 2006 KCRW interview was the one of June 26.
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Re: Book of Longing (Song) & Puppets-YouTube (KCRW Demo Vers

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:36 pm

"Euro Modus" has uploaded a video of "Puppets" (the KCRW soundtrack)

Puppets Poem By Leonard Cohen Of The Other Songs Album Education Only
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRp6DyUyntE

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