Friday, October 14, 2016

You Want It Darker


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A new album will be released on October 21st  from Leonard Cohen named You Want It Darker corresponding with his  82nd Birthday. Cohen stated in a interview that he is ready to die, but I as a longtime fan of his songs and poetry, hope he stays around as long as possible.



Two of  of his more famous songs were  Bird on the wire and  , inspired in part by his muse and lover Marianne Ihlen. When she was dying of leukemia Cohen wrote her this letter.
Well Marianne, it’s come to this time when we are really so old and our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon. Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine. And you know that I’ve always loved you for your beauty and your wisdom, but I don’t need to say anything more about that because you know all about that. But now, I just want to wish you a very good journey. Goodbye old friend. Endless love, see you down the road - The New Yorker





Leonard Cohen - Bird on the Wire 1979

Like a bird on the wire, 
Like a drunk in some old midnight choir 
I have tried in my way to be free. 

Like a worm on a hook, 
Like a monk bending over the book 
It was the shape, the shape of our love twisted me

If I, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it all go right on by
If I, if I have been untrue
It's just that I thought a lover had to be some kind of liar too

(Instrumental)

If I, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it all go right on by
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope that you know by now it was never to you

Like a little baby stillborn
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me

But I swear, I swear by this song
I swear by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee

I saw a beggar he was leaning on his wooden crutch,
he said to me, "You must not ask for so much."
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
She cried to me, "Hey, why not ask a little bit more?" 

Oh like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in some old midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free

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