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What's your favorite Leonard Cohen song?

As the title says

by Anonymousreply 43May 30, 2024 12:37 PM


by Anonymousreply 1November 12, 2023 9:16 PM

You're a Grand Old Flag

by Anonymousreply 2November 12, 2023 9:16 PM

Sisters of Mercy

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by Anonymousreply 3November 12, 2023 9:18 PM


by Anonymousreply 4November 12, 2023 9:19 PM

Chelsea Hotel #2

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by Anonymousreply 5November 12, 2023 9:35 PM

Hallelujah. Great song with many awesome iterations.

by Anonymousreply 6November 12, 2023 9:35 PM

Hit me baby one more time!

by Anonymousreply 7November 12, 2023 9:36 PM

"Take This Waltz" (the 1988 version featuring Jennifer Warnes)

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by Anonymousreply 8November 12, 2023 9:41 PM

I'm Your Man

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by Anonymousreply 9November 12, 2023 9:49 PM

Democracy. Listened to it the night after Trump's election and cried.

by Anonymousreply 10November 12, 2023 9:52 PM

Bird on the Wire

by Anonymousreply 11November 12, 2023 11:14 PM

EVERYBODY KNOWS - so perfect for these times -

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by Anonymousreply 12November 12, 2023 11:32 PM

Wow it's getting chilly so perfect time of year to listen to Leonard Cohen! So Long, Marianne!

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by Anonymousreply 13November 12, 2023 11:46 PM

Another vote for Take This Waltz.

by Anonymousreply 14November 12, 2023 11:49 PM

The Partisan

by Anonymousreply 15November 12, 2023 11:49 PM

I also love how Martha Wainwright sings The Traitor. She should have been bigger than her brother.

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by Anonymousreply 16November 12, 2023 11:49 PM

This is my favorite song of his, but I love to hear Julie and Perla sing it.

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by Anonymousreply 17November 13, 2023 12:02 AM

One of Us Cannot Be Wrong.

by Anonymousreply 18November 13, 2023 12:06 AM

R18 Wow, same. Not many people's favorite

by Anonymousreply 19November 13, 2023 8:02 AM

Jazz Police

by Anonymousreply 20November 13, 2023 10:49 AM

If It Be Your Will. To me he's like Bob Dylan. I can't listen to him but his songwriting is brilliant and his writing has brought out the best in many singers. Especially Jennifer Warnes.

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by Anonymousreply 21November 13, 2023 10:54 AM

R19 It’s both hilarious and heartbreaking. I especially love the moments at the very end where he’s screaming like a drunken man. Allegedly the song is about his unrequited love for Nico (of Velvet Underground and Warhol fame - and a helluva good, if not very accessible solo artist in her own right)

by Anonymousreply 22November 14, 2023 6:46 AM


by Anonymousreply 23November 14, 2023 6:51 AM

"Dance Me to the End of Love"

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by Anonymousreply 24November 14, 2023 9:30 AM

R22 What parts do you find hilarious? I think it's just a sad love song about someone you can't have or once had but are no longer interested in you. I actually prefer the cover by the band Harvey Milk. The guy has a very "unique" voice. Those horrendous screams at the end especially hit differently.

Another great sad song of his, that many people don't mention is Dress Rehearsal Rag

by Anonymousreply 25November 14, 2023 12:16 PM


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by Anonymousreply 27November 14, 2023 6:08 PM

The Future

by Anonymousreply 28November 14, 2023 6:31 PM

Either "Famous Blue Raincoat," or "Summertime."

I don't know if he actually ever sang "Summertime" or only wrote it, but it's a lovely song.

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by Anonymousreply 29November 14, 2023 6:40 PM

Famous blue raincoat

by Anonymousreply 30November 14, 2023 6:52 PM

The Ballard of a Runway Horse

by Anonymousreply 31November 15, 2023 3:59 PM

The Stranger Song

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by Anonymousreply 32November 15, 2023 4:39 PM

This is the correct answer, you infidels:

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by Anonymousreply 33May 27, 2024 4:00 AM

Closing Time

by Anonymousreply 34May 27, 2024 4:04 AM

… I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm

Your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm

Yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new

In city and in forest they smiled like me and you

But now it's come to distances and both of us must try

Your eyes are soft with sorrow

Hey, that's no way to say goodbye...

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by Anonymousreply 35May 27, 2024 4:09 AM

That's beautiful, r35, thank you.

by Anonymousreply 36May 27, 2024 4:18 AM

First We Take Vivian Vance

by Anonymousreply 37May 27, 2024 4:48 AM

Famous Blue Raincoat will always give me chills.

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by Anonymousreply 38May 27, 2024 4:53 AM

Good song (and advice).

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by Anonymousreply 39May 27, 2024 5:00 AM

I've always let my hard on melt in the rain, R39.

by Anonymousreply 40May 29, 2024 2:07 PM

He's like Bob Dylan. I love his songwriting but his singing is shit and can't enjoy it. However I have a lot of artists on phone that cover their material and I love it.

by Anonymousreply 41May 29, 2024 3:46 PM

R41 I love his voice. One of my favorite vocalists

by Anonymousreply 42May 30, 2024 12:33 PM

“The Stranger Song” which was used to ultimate effect in the opening credits of “McCabe and Mrs. Miller”.

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