Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

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Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by sirpapas » Mon Sep 16, 2002 4:37 am

A lot of LC's songs seams to be my favourites but if i had to choose one of the it would be Lover Lover Lover! :D
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Post by Chainnech » Fri Feb 07, 2003 1:43 am

:!: I think I´d have to say, at least the way I feel now, "Democracy".
It´s so hard-hitting: "Sail on, sail on, O mighty Ship of State! To the Shores of Need, past the Reefs of Greed, through the squalls of Hate"
Government of the people, by the people, and for the people? -- Must be Bolshevik propaganda!
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Post by Paula » Fri Feb 07, 2003 2:02 am

So many songs to choose from I cannot pick just one :D
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Post by MBsky » Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:43 am

Waiting for a Miracle ...is my all time favorite...describes my life so well...although it's a tough pick...so may are familiar
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Post by Cohen Knight » Thu Jun 12, 2003 5:05 pm

My favorite songs have changed over time. At the moment it's Take This Longing. For obvious reasons! :wink:
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Post by John the Shorts » Thu Jun 12, 2003 11:44 pm

At the moment it's "In My Secret Life" but that could change if Leonard ever covers any thing by Max Geldray 8)

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Post by George.Wright » Fri Jun 13, 2003 10:45 am

It's got to be the words of Lorca set to music "Take this Waltz" or "If it be thy will"
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Post by lizzytysh » Fri Jun 13, 2003 9:15 pm

Georges ~

Allowing that there will most always be influences, which of Leonard's songs "strictly" written by him is your favourite?

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Post by George.Wright » Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:30 am

Liz, it must be famous blue raincoat.....................
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Post by Style » Mon Jun 16, 2003 5:01 am

the 'tacoma trailor' at the end of the future album. it's sick with european melancholy.
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Post by tom.d.stiller » Mon Jun 16, 2003 2:30 pm

My favourite's always the one I'm just listening to... But apart from that the "Stranger Song" is always there, and so's the "Famous Blue Raincoat", and "It seems so long ago, Nancy", and - okay, nearly all the rest of them...

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Post by linmag » Tue Jun 17, 2003 2:07 am

:lol: I know just how you feel, Tom. I gave up trying to name my favourite, because it always ended up as a list of about a dozen. And that was only if the self-control medicine was working really well that day :wink:

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Post by Alouetta » Thu Jun 19, 2003 10:43 am

At the moment 'Who by fire' is the one constantly in my head, but I have a soft spot for 'Famous blue raincoat'. I guess FBR is the one for me.
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Post by witty_owl » Thu Jun 19, 2003 4:16 pm

Having given this some thought from time to time I find it difficult to name a single favourite. I think I have to acknowledge that the songs I choose to learn and sing must be the ones that have the most enduring impact for me. By The Rivers Dark is the most recent transcription I have studied. These are the songs I play for myself or perform most frequently. Suzanne, Winter Lady, That's no Way to Say Goodbye, One of Us Cannot Be Wrong, Sisters of Mercy, Stranger Song and So Long Marrianne.

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Post by orko » Sun Jun 22, 2003 5:22 am

this is a very difficult question. My favourites change all the time. At the moment they would have to be FBR, the guests, the future and chelsea hotel. Give me 5 mins and i'm sure it will change though
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