L.C. Song Hunt

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:39 pm

I think you mean this line:

As many nights endure, without a moon, without a star


Alternatively:

Like stars against the sun

Or:

Dissolves like a star falling down
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Goldin » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:40 pm

Hartmut wrote:As many nights endure, without a moon, without a star
Yep! Over to you now.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:44 pm

Thank you.

The song I'm looking for contains an astronomical paradox and a navigational question.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Goldin » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:49 pm

Just a wild guess: the last lines of Stories of the Street?..
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:07 am

You're wild, quick - and right.

We are so small between the stars, so large against the sky

But to qualify you have to also find the line about the navigational question ...
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Goldin » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:14 am

And where do all these highways go...?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:44 am

Goldin wrote:And where do all these highways go...?
I don't know. But you're right, of course.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Goldin » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:27 pm

Oh thanks!
I'm not that fast in generating new questions...
So, just a brief sketch from my life. Tonight I'm going out to a place which is really beloved by the hipsters of Saint Petersburg (not these hipsters, but the modern folks with gadgets everywhere). This place is specialized in one paricular drink (and dozens of its sorts), being a unique one in the city.
And I hope everything will be fine with this drink, so I wouldn't find an "extra ingredient" in it, as LC (or his character) once did.
What am I talking about?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:04 pm

Sounds like cider.

And the Cider Press Cafe.

Enjoy!
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Goldin » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:18 pm

Thanks!
Right drink, wrong hemisphere - I've never been to Florida, so it's Cidreria...
By the way, I'm looking through the menu of an American cafe you've named, and the range looks narrow.
Just another argument for being glad to be born in the right Saint Petersburg! :D

Now it's your turn, Hartmut!
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:48 am

Oh ... that's embarrassing. - In my defense, I was in a rush. Also, it's a very bad idea to use the name of a city more than once.
Goldin wrote:And I hope everything will be fine with this drink, so I wouldn't find an "extra ingredient" in it, as LC (or his character) once did.
The title of which novel of a very well known American novelist would prevent things like that from happening?

"But where is the Leonard Cohen connection in this riddle?" - You're not easy to please. Ok: In which novel of said writer does LC get mentioned - together with a prayer-like song of his?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Goldin » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:20 am

Wow, too bad I'm not into American literature (mea culpa)... Very curious by the answer, so I'm following the game, although silently.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:23 pm

Goldin wrote:too bad I'm not into American literature (mea culpa)
You are excused. :-) - I haven't read that particular novel myself. But it has been discussed here in the forum ...
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:27 am

The writer in question shares a name with one of Leonard's friends and teachers.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:58 am

Hi Hartmut,

Is it John Irving's book Until I Find You? I haven't read the book, so can't confirm that
"If It Be Your Will" makes an appearance in the story. The hint about Leonard Cohen's friend
and teacher brought about this answer. My guess is that the hint is referring to Irving Layton.
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