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Originally posted by Seaquam:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Seems to be a lot of Leonard Cohen fans here. My only knowledge of him comes from Manhattan

Ah you loved me as a loser, but now you're worried that I just might win
You know the way to stop me, but you don't have the discipline
How many nights I prayed for this, to let my work begin
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

Am I missing something?


Yes. Search out Suzanne, So Long Marianne, Hallelujah, Bird on a Wire, I'm Your Man, Dance Me to the End of Love, Tower of Song, That's No Way to Say Goodbye, Sisters of Mercy, and a bunch more that didn't come to mind quickly but I'll think of them later.

I think Cohen is much more of a poet than a songwriter; I think some of his work is put to music as an afterthought, so the lyrics always surpass the tunes in his case.


Indeed. Aside from Hallelujah which is brilliant and the exception that proves the rule, he never should have picked up microphone. Lyrics are genius, the rest, not so much.....
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