Songs That May Bring You To Tears

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
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Re: Songs That May Bring You To Tears

Postby holydove » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:29 pm

Steven wrote:Hi holydove,

Not that I'm particularly prone to tearing up.
Steven - LOL!! I didn't think you were. I figured you just wanted to know what makes everyone else cry!! Just for the record, I'm not really prone to that either; I'm sure none of us are! (Actually, since I can't "hear" your tone, I'm not sure if you were serious or joking. But if you were joking - very funny! And if you were serious, it's good that you assured of your non-weepy personality!)
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Re: Songs That May Bring You To Tears

Postby Latraviata » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:26 pm

Take this waltz and Fare thee well my nightingale for personal reasons... They really touch me.
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Re: Songs That May Bring You To Tears

Postby victorbruno » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:53 am

Hi there, this is my first post.

Well, I have not yet cry while listening any Cohen song. But, anyhow, I know they are very touching - especially his first recordings.

But every time I listen to Joan of Arc and It Seems So Long Ago, Nancy tears are born in my eyes. They don't fall, just still standing there. These days, at least, these songs are more emotionally... they affect me more deeply.

You know guys, I am in love (shall I say it in public)? I don't want to sound an emocore guy, but... it's a love that seems that if I do not do something fast, never will happen again. And she... she is such a cold and distant heroine. She is fragile, and she turns me into a fragile guy. And sadness, fragility and Cohen...

So, these are, for now, my favorite and tear-dropping tunes, also.
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Re: Songs That May Bring You To Tears

Postby jpetri » Tue May 01, 2012 8:28 pm

Without doubt, The Stranger Song. Brought a tear to his own eye on YouTube.
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Re: Songs That May Bring You To Tears

Postby Garcia Lorca » Tue May 01, 2012 9:32 pm

"If it be your will" and "Take this waltz".
The first one because for me is sublime and an expression of love almost celestial. The second because I love Garcia Lorca poems and remembers me of him and his hard life .
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Re: Songs That May Bring You To Tears

Postby Marcello » Thu May 03, 2012 7:15 pm

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Re: Songs That May Bring You To Tears

Postby phillip » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:23 pm

Seems so Long Ago Nancy
Take This Waltz
Leaving Greensleeves
The Letters
and Tennessee Waltz
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Re: Songs That May Bring You To Tears

Postby Leonarddicted » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:54 pm

Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

... because it's about the real suicide of a real girl. In my opinion, it's the only Cohen song that is really sad through and through.
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Re: Songs That May Bring You To Tears

Postby musicmania » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:50 am

Songs I was in tears for in Ghent were Hallelujah (as always), If It Be Your Will, Heart With No Companion and Famous Blue Raincoat.
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