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"If it be Your will."

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:23 pm
by littlebitlonger
This song I had on a casette in the mid 80's.
Today I heard it on the "I'm Your Man" soundtrack
sung by Anthony. Marvellous version.

I got the desire to say a few words about it.
It seems a flood of tears could be released
listening to it.

I had a feeling with that simple equipment, just a little carriable recorder
in a small apartment after having separated from the woman
I talk of nowadaĆ½s as still being a close friend, a soul mate.
I had just a few casettes, and maybe this song was part of a program
where a man played Cohen and talked, resonated inbetween of the music.

It is like religion, the kind close to, one with life.
The religion Ziggy Marley sang about here the other day,
"love is my religion".

Moving into deeper layers as it moves on, like other songs of LC.

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:21 am
by lizzytysh
I always enjoy your comments, Vilmos.


~ Lizzy

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:32 am
by KjeXXXer
'm thinking of doing a heavy metal cover version of this song. Only, it would be good and not at all as terrible as the idea sounds.

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:59 pm
by littlebitlonger
Thanks Lizzy.

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:20 pm
by KjeXXXer
Nah, I'm talkin big fat guitars and loudness. :D

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:37 am
by Philwilli
Here you can see Anthony sing "If it be your will"Vilmos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MDlMdu2gjw


It's one of my favorite LC songs and yes, it can make the tears flow.

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:36 pm
by Sebby
Anthony's version is pretty interesting. His character pumps a lot into a song...but Cohen's voice...that voice does something to this song. I find so many of his songs are prayers...and the voice just lifts them to much higher. Anthony's version makes If it be Your Will less of a prayer for me.

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:55 am
by LauraL
but Cohen's voice...that voice does something to this song.
the words caress your mind but that voice touchs your very soul.........

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:40 pm
by Stranger
Somehow this song is on my mind all the time these days. It has everything that LC stands for for me.

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:33 pm
by Grecian man
In the came so far for beauty tour in dublin earlier this year Anthony sang
If it be your will & you know who I am . Best artist of the night by far

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:26 am
by Red Poppy
Grecian - disagree with you - I think Antony is pomp-rock.
For me, the young Thompson chap was miles ahead of anyone but then he didn't pick it up off the streets.
But that's just an opinion.
The real purpose of this message is to ask Laural - Where is the soul?
And while you're at it, can you tell me - Where is the mind?

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:09 am
by jimbo
This is my favourite song of all.........

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:10 am
by Birdonawire
Sorry RP, but Thompson's voice goes right through my head. He sounds very monotone and flat (to me anyhow). I agree with Grecian that Antony was incredible but I think Cave was by far best. Out of the whole line-up I could do without Thompson most. Cocker was a close second to Cave.

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:36 am
by glida
For me.........the Wainwright, Wasser, et. al version of Hallelujah. Too bad it never made the cd soundtrack.

Fred

Re: "If it be Your will."

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:23 pm
by KjeXXXer
Thompson's 'Tonight will be Fine' was actually a little better than Cohen's, I reckon.