Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by Parsifal » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:47 am

'Dress Rehearsal Rag' is probably my favourite. It's a very brave song. It takes guts to admit there are times when life seems so unbearably painful.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by russbaker » Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:29 am

Most of the very early songs are my favorites. One of my favorites, which runs through my head for days when I hear it, is "So Long Marianne."
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by russbaker » Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:31 am

My very favorite is one from his 1st-3rd album, where he yells at the end of the song. I can't think of the name of the song. Can anyone help out here? Please?
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Post by LisaLCFan » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:06 am

russbaker wrote:My very favorite is one from his 1st-3rd album, where he yells at the end of the song. I can't think of the name of the song. Can anyone help out here? Please?
It could be "One of Us Cannot Be Wrong" (from Songs of Leonard Cohen) where it sounds like he's running around the studio yelling, since his voice fades in and out a bit!
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by schubert » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:23 am

An almost impossible one this but Im going to pick The Master Song. :? :? :)
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by Yorkshire Lad » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:41 pm

The next one he writes
manchester, london,manchester , a mountain in Wales ,hills in Haiger
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by mostafa javadi » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:27 am

Famous Blue Raincoat
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by naf nehoC dranoeL » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB6qE1W5fUM

Night comes on definately

Have been thinking about above question for months now.
I think above song summorizes a complete life into one lyric.

Amazing
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by seamermar » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:52 pm

Hi folks !

And thanks a lot !

Just as I thought, I found a lot of stuff from all of you. I've been listening Leonard since I was teenager, now that I'm fifty I start to keep an eye and my mind on his lyrics as well.

I didn't know a word of English before, so I wasn't able to.
I find myself along his songs....I'm a sailor without Suzanne, who never walked upon the water but sails over.
I'd love so much being that man who can be lover, partner, doctor, boxer, driver or father ....yes I would like to say ...I'm your man.
Just when my hair begins to turn grey, and a few of friends have blown, my eyes full of teardrops see a lot of places from childhood completely rotten
I'm tied to a magnificent tower of songs he left.
I was even sentenced to five years of boredom and obscurity for trying to change the system from within.

Short, I feel just every line along plenty of songs like mine, that's all.

Paco from Spain
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by Rosenbach » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:20 am

Between Master's Song, Stranger's Song, Chelsea Hotel no. 2 and Hallelujah.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by LEONKA » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:10 pm

My heart is burning for all the songs from LEONARD,but cry when Athem.Athem listen when I write this,and..... :cry:
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by Vicomtesse » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:43 am

My favourite was always Hallelujah but it's been ruined for me by its overuse in these X Factor, Pop Idol, I wanner be a Star type rubbish.
I'm Your Man and Joan of Arc do it for me. They are so powerful in their words and imagery (for me anyway).
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by B4real » Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:53 pm

Well for me there is no choice. It has to be "Bird On The Wire". This was the first song I had ever heard Leonard sing. It was so different to anything else going around. The words really echoed my feelings and my life at the time - and still does. So much so then that I wrote all the words to the song down. I still have that same piece of paper to this day. Besides, you never really forget your first love (song or person) do you? ;-) :)
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by thats_an_order » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:26 am

It's hard to choose just one...but if I were forced (for some bizarre room) it would be Famous Blue Raincoat...so beautiful.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Post by seadove » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:20 am

Bird on a wire

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In my secret life
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