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Leonard Cohen


Leonard Cohen is often characterized as a poet of gloom. To me his sardonic lyrics approach the highest form of humor. His use of metaphor, religious imagery and irony is brilliant. Even his raspy voice adds to the effect. Although he offers no solutions in illuminating hypocrisy, he does get us to smile at our capacity for self-deception, and maybe that's a beginning - Jim



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At the Montreal LC tribute
Julie Couvrette (Montreal), Dolores Nedbalek (Germany),
and in front with the caps on Jim Rotonda and Janice Bozzay (NJ)



Leonard Cohen





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she's rubbing half the world against her thigh
And every drinker every dancer
lifts a happy face to thank her
the fiddler fiddles something so sublime
all the women tear their blouses off
and the men they dance on the polka-dots
and it's partner found, it's partner lost
and it's hell to pay when the fiddler stops:




And Jesus was a sailor When he walked upon the water And he spent a long time watching From his lonely wooden tower And when he knew for certain Only drowning men could see him He said "All men will be sailors then Until the sea shall free them" But he himself was broken Long before the sky would open Forsaken, almost human He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone





Favorite Albums

Leonard Cohen Files

I'm Your Man (LS)

The Leonard Cohen Home Page

The Future (LS)

Montreal Event

The Best Of Leonard Cohen

Montreal Event 2

Various Positions (LS)