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 MaryB » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:36 am

Gwen,
I should have remembered that from your encounter with LC :oops: That is a perfect example of how your favorite song will always remain the same. I should have posted my comment here viewtopic.php?f=9&t=16719

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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Gullivor » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:11 am

I can not just pick one! I have tried and in the past I guess I have had a "favorite" but now every song that is in "my favorites" means something completly different to each other.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby beautifuloser » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:49 pm

My favourite song of all times is Love calls you by your name.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby denise knowles » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:56 pm

It is impossible to come up with a favourite song, they all are, except, Jazz Police, I alway,s have to skip that one. Denise
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Kieren » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:46 pm

My answer to this question has to be a list, and a partial one at that. In no particular order:

Everybody Knows

The Window

Bird on a Wire

The Gypsy's Wife

Ain't No Cure for Love

Boogie Street

Tower of Song

Teachers

Stories of the Street

There are others which grab me equally, so I guess I have to say that picking just one is impossible.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Tony Crosbie » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:58 am

Anthem I think I would have to choose.
and the Johnny Walker wisdom running high
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Brooklynite » Mon May 30, 2011 2:41 am

Newbie here! (Although I was a fan back at the beginning.) I've been catching on on All Things Cohen in the last few weeks but my current favorite is Everybody Knows. I feel in love with the video even though it is of poor visual quality. I guess it corrupted over time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh9AC0jCGjY It still sounds great, though!

Other songs that I can't currently get out of my head are Dance Me to the End of Love. [small voice]His shared glances with the back-up singers in the video are enough to...um, melt me. Hey, he's a handsome man and he brings out my inner fangirl![/small voice] :oops: Is Jennifer Warnes (sp) one of the singers? Also Closing Time.

His early songs with always have a warm place in my heart. Suzanne, That's no way to Say Goodbye, Sisters of Mercy, Bird on a Wire. Joan of Arc.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Cheshire gal » Mon May 30, 2011 9:53 am

Hi Brooklynite,

Thanks for posting the early 'Everybody knows' video. Really enjoyed seeing him with Julie Christensen and Perla Batalla. They were a great team, although Leonard has always had excellent backup singers and bands. Only the best for him :lol: Sharon Robinson and Jennifer Warnes sang with him before Julie and Perla. Of course, Sharon is still with him.

It is impossible for me to pick a favorite song as I love them all. :D :D
It would be like picking your 'favorite child' :lol:
'...and here's a man still working for your little smile' -Leonard Cohen
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Alan_1 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:29 am

denise knowles wrote:It is impossible to come up with a favourite song, they all are, except, Jazz Police, I alway,s have to skip that one. Denise
I agree it is the one Leonard Cohen song that I'm not particularly fond of.

I wasn't particularly keen on Dear Heather either when I first heard it but it has grown on me since.

At the moment Avalanche is my favourite, I also love listening to recitation of a Thousand Kisses Deep on Live in London. When I heard it at the o2 concert it gave me 'goose bumps' it was so beautiful.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby hophead » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:48 pm

Who By Fire...at least for this week.
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby annmarie » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:05 am

Marianne, forever and ever and ever!! :)
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Kai81 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:19 pm

"Hallelujah" is a too-clichéd choice, so i would pick "In My Secret Life" - it's a perfect song in every way
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby metrichansen » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:46 am

Today My favourite must be " Crazy to love you" from the new album - I love every LC song, but this is the first time hé sings a song that is exclusively witten about My life....
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby Cate » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:50 am

Right now - Bango
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Re: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?

Postby metrichansen » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:55 am

But then generally I would say "Boogie Street" is one I relate very much to as well - the whole idea of forcing yourself into partaking in everyday life all the time - and that wonderful allegory of tuning the old banjo - don't know hos much of the song is LC though and how much is Sharon...

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