Tag Archives: leonard cohen

Singin’

A quietly happy little song that escaped my notice the first time I heard it.  Now it’s one of my favorites. Full lyrics HERE.

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In case they want to know…

Full lyrics HERE.  

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Weapons

(Source:  CohenCentric)

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Acts

Excerpt from the Brihadarankyaka Upanishad: As a man acts, so does he become. A man of good deeds becomes good, a man of evil deeds becomes evil. A man becomes pure through pure deeds, impure through impure deeds. As a man’s desire is, so is his destiny. For as his desire is, so is his …

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I Just Hope He Doesn’t Get Any Uglier

The Killers by Leonard Cohen from The Energy of Slaves (1972) (via) The killers that run    the other countries are trying to get us to overthrow the killers    that run our own I for one prefer the rule    of our native killers I am convinced    the foreign killer will kill more of us than the …

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Like A

A lot of people have covered this song, but this one is my favorite.  They found a joy in it that I don’t think Leonard Cohen necessarily intended, but I think would have appreciated. Full lyrics HERE.  

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We asked for signs…

It wasn’t his biggest hit, but it contains what is probably his most famous line: There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in Full lyrics HERE.

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And the sun pours down like honey…

Lyrics via SongMeanings.net: Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river You can hear the boats go by, you can spend the night forever And you know that she’s half-crazy but that’s why you want to be there And she feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China And …

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You want it darker.

Listening to this, it felt like I was sitting directly across from him having an intense, somewhat frightening conversation. I am just completely blown away. Full lyrics HERE.

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