L.C. Song Hunt

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

Postby Herbsttag » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:35 am

B4real wrote:Quick guess -

Closing Time
Yep, Closing Time it is.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Hartmut » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:38 am

Oh ... the other Tom!
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Herbsttag » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:42 am

Hartmut wrote:Oh ... the other Tom!
Well, as far as i'm concerned he's the one and only. :lol:
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby B4real » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:01 am

Thanks Herbsttag, I have more time now.
Welcome to the forum and this game!

I took a guess because of Tom Waits first album Closing Time.
I don’t know off-hand about a book by that name.

Hopefully this song won’t be too hard to guess.
Some lines include a declaration of guilt and righting a wrong.
Attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy ~ me ...... The magic of art is the truth of its lies ~ me ...... Only left-handers are in their right mind!
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Herbsttag » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:06 pm

B4real wrote:Thanks Herbsttag, I have more time now.
Welcome to the forum and this game!

I took a guess because of Tom Waits first album Closing Time.
I don’t know off-hand about a book by that name.

Hopefully this song won’t be too hard to guess.
Some lines include a declaration of guilt and righting a wrong.
Thanks for the welcome. The novel is Joseph Heller's sequel to Catch-22.

To answer your question, is it Bird On A Wire?
Like a baby, stillborn,
like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
But I swear by this song
and by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby B4real » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:38 pm

Well done Herbsttag, that’s correct :D and thanks for the info about that book.

I have to say I felt inexplicably compelled to ask for that song title. Possibly because I’ve just listened to or watched precisely 512 versions of Bird On The Wire!!! I think I’ve hypnotised myself :shock: I feel in a slightly catatonic state at the moment! I’m compiling a book of LC’s songs & versions & improvisations with artwork and knew it would be a marathon task but OMG!

Here are some (not all) BOTW variations that I’ve come across:

I have tried my very best to be free ...

Like a fish on a hook ...

I have broken (saved) all my sorrows (upon/to/for) on thee ...

If I, if I have been unkind
And I have sometimes ...

If I have been untrue, if I have been untrue
I know, baby, I know, I never fooled you ...

Now I hope you know by now
It was never, it was never like you ...

Back to you now if you want to post the next question.
Attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy ~ me ...... The magic of art is the truth of its lies ~ me ...... Only left-handers are in their right mind!
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Herbsttag » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:23 pm

B4real wrote:Well done Herbsttag, that’s correct :D and thanks for the info about that book.

I have to say I felt inexplicably compelled to ask for that song title. Possibly because I’ve just listened to or watched precisely 512 versions of Bird On The Wire!!! I think I’ve hypnotised myself :shock: I feel in a slightly catatonic state at the moment! I’m compiling a book of LC’s songs & versions & improvisations with artwork and knew it would be a marathon task but OMG!
Your book project sounds like a lot of fun! I know what you mean about hypnotising onesself. I've been listening to If It Be Your Will on repeat for the past day or two and I can almost hear it in my sleep. :lol:
B4real wrote:Here are some (not all) BOTW variations that I’ve come across:

I have tried my very best to be free ...

Like a fish on a hook ...

I have broken (saved) all my sorrows (upon/to/for) on thee ...

If I, if I have been unkind
And I have sometimes ...

If I have been untrue, if I have been untrue
I know, baby, I know, I never fooled you ...

Now I hope you know by now
It was never, it was never like you ...

Back to you now if you want to post the next question.
I like the line with the sorrows. :D Now, for the question. I'm looking for a song in which a character pilots an aircraft in an unusual (and quite impossible) way.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Hartmut » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:58 pm

Is it Field Commander Cohen, parachuting acid into diplomatic cocktail parties?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Hartmut » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:00 am

On second thought, you're probably looking for the "Master Song" ("And he took you up in his aeroplane / which he flew without any hands").
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Herbsttag » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:18 am

It's the Master Song, though Field Commander Cohen kinda fits too.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Hartmut » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:20 am

Herbsttag wrote:It's the Master Song, though Field Commander Cohen kinda fits too.
Thanks.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Hartmut » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:21 am

Two songs in which the narrator states that he has been very patient.

The first song mentions a colourful animal.

The second song mentions a famous composer.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Goldin » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:47 am

Jazz Police & (for much longer) Waiting for the Miracle :lol:
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Hartmut » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:55 am

Goldin wrote:Jazz Police & (for much longer) Waiting for the Miracle :lol:
:-)
Miracle is correct.

Jazz Police however ... Where is the colourful animal? - Oh, you mean the turtle. I'm looking for a song that mentions an animal that is much more colourful than a turtle - and also much faster.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Postby Goldin » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:18 am

Hey, I've been sitting here since Wednesday morning, waiting patiently for this question!
Also, I guess, turtle meat is even more colourful than a turtle itself.
Heh...
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