Leonard Cohen

Comments about Leonard Cohen

  • Rookie - 10 Points Denis Shiels (1/7/2015 5:30:00 AM)

    You got me singing even though the news is bad
    You got me singing the only song I ever had

    You got me singing even though it all looks grim
    You got me singing the halalujah hymn

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  • Rookie Mike Valentine (6/5/2012 2:56:00 PM)

    I am almost the same age as the great Mr. Cohen and have followed his work for many years. To my mind he is one of the greatest poets/lyricists of the last 100 years. Thank you Leonard. An inspiration!

  • Rookie Jack Williams (10/17/2009 12:04:00 PM)

    You came to me this morning
    And you handled me like meat
    You'd have to be a man to know
    How good that feels how sweet
    My mirror twin my next of kin
    I'd know you in my sleep
    And who but you would take me in
    A thousand kisses deep

    I loved you when you opened
    Like a lily to the heat
    I'm just another snowman
    Standing in the rain and sleet
    Who loved you with his frozen love
    His second-hand physique
    With all he is and all he was
    A thousand kisses deep

    I know you had to lie to me
    I know you had to cheat
    To pose all hot and high behind
    The veils of sheer deceit
    Our perfect porn aristocrat
    So elegant and cheap
    I'm old but I'm still into that
    A thousand kisses deep

    And I'm still working with the wine
    Still dancing cheek to cheek
    The band is playing Auld Lang Syne
    The heart will not retreat
    I ran with Diz and Dante
    I never had their sweep
    But once or twice they let me play
    A thousand kisses deep

    The autumn slipped across your skin
    Got something in my eye
    A light that doesn't need to live
    And doesn't need to die
    A riddle in the book of love
    Obscure and obsolete
    Till witnessed here in time and blood
    A thousand kisses deep

    I'm good at love I'm good at hate
    It's in between I freeze
    Been working out but it's too late
    It's been too late for years
    But you look fine you really do
    The pride of Boogie Street
    Somebody must have died for you
    A thousand kisses deep

    I loved you when you opened
    Like a lily to the heat
    I'm just another snowman
    Standing in the rain and sleet
    But you don't need to hear me now
    And every word I speak
    It counts against me anyhow
    A thousand kisses deep.

  • Rookie Swaroopa Rani (7/11/2009 7:31:00 AM)

    Good Evening,
    How are you? Longback, we were in contact of messaging by our poetry, I received some messages and comments from you on my poetry.
    Shall I include your name and E-mail in my friend's list, for invitation of my poetry.
    I hope you will send your E-mail.

    Thank You,
    Dr.M.Swaroopa Rani M.A., Ph.D.

  • Rookie Lydia Glider-Shelley (3/13/2007 11:07:00 AM)

    I don't know how I made it into my 40's before discovering Leonard Cohen's awe-inspiring work. When I watched 'I'm Your Man, ' at first I thought he'd died, and this was a tribute to him: the artists all brought such obvious emotion to their performances. But the further I got through this movie, the more I understood why these people were so intensely gripped by the songs they were sharing... because I felt it too. I feel as though his music has opened up a tightly capped wellspring within me, and the tears pour forth as I write this. I will never be the same again after experiencing his lyrical passion - and I pray for his continued health and well-being, that he may continue to grace us with these priceless soul-feeding jewels. Mr. Cohen: if you ever read this, thank you.


Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
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 just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her

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