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?

Postby allycat1126 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:07 am

Oh my gosh, it has to be Alexandra Leaving.
I put that on my itouch and have played it
about 100x. First song I ever heard with
my name - haunting, very moving.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby sallyp » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:49 pm

Hey, that's no way to say goodbye - it's the one that got me into LC, having heard it played by Johnny Walker on Radio 2. I was always aware of him, but not really a fan till then. Now, I totally understand how the other members of this Forum feel. Can't think how I managed to miss out for so long and am now spending £££s and time catching up. :D :D
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby LEONKA » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:29 am

I love all the songs from Leonard. It is difficult to answer that song is my favorite, I would rather say that I listen to depending on how I feel. So, this week I hear the following:

Anthem
Dance Me To The End Of Love
Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
So Long, Marianne
Everybody Knows
Take This Waltz
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby regueradela » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:34 am

My favourite song is "I'm the man who wrote suzanne". And as a youngster i always found myself listening to "Who by fire"........."The Partisan" and "Everybody Knows" does it for me also everytime favourite...
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Susy » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:05 pm

right now it is " Avalanche "

..... you who wish to conquer pain,you must learn, learn to serve me well .....
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby TheBigJerkface » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:13 pm

One of the most difficult questions I've ever been asked.

I'll have to go with 'Came So Far For Beauty.'
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Jokapaikanapina » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:21 pm

Who By Fire is probably my all-time favourite. The feeling of the song, the melody (this one especially), the performance, the lyrics.. PERFECT!

And I'm so happy that Leonard's been doing the song this tour, since I'm going to the Helsinki show :)
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Shella » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:21 pm

Dance Me To The End Of Love is one of my favourite songs. When I heard it, I wanted to play this song on my wedding.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Kayleigh » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:16 pm

My favourite song is definitely "Nightingale". Just love it.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby cohenadmirer » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:30 am

what i'm listening to most right now are 3 lyrically diferent versions of ' feel so good' , recorded st recent concerts
thats mainly because it seems to be helping with some issues i have in my personal life at the moment . i think that for many of us leonards songs have this characteristic of being in many ways therapeutic at times of difficulty
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby schubert » Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:49 am

well of course it changes,but just lately I keep playing The Future
gives me a real lift,love it played loud too. :)
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby cheesebeer » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:03 pm

I enjoy a lot of Cohen's songs, he's got a deep catalog.
I love The Partisan, I realize it's not technically an original Leonard Cohen song, but his version is excellent.
If that doesn't count I really like Tower of Song.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby musicmania » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:53 pm

What I love about this thread is how diverse the answers are. It is a testement to the the genius of Leonard the nearly everyone picks a different song.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby MaryB » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:26 pm

musicmania wrote:What I love about this thread is how diverse the answers are. It is a testement to the the genius of Leonard the nearly everyone picks a different song.
And then the song can change Gwen, based on what is going on in our lives :D

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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby musicmania » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:24 am

MaryB wrote:
musicmania wrote:What I love about this thread is how diverse the answers are. It is a testement to the the genius of Leonard the nearly everyone picks a different song.
And then the song can change Gwen, based on what is going on in our lives :D

Welcome to the forum jhoncamron799!

Warmest regards,
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That song will never change for me. My favourite song til the day I die will be Hallelujah.
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