Leonard Cohen Lyrics


Leonard Cohen Lyrics

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From the Album You Want It Darker (2016) (buy at amazon.com)
You Want It Darker
You Want It Darker
Treaty
On The Level
Leaving The Table
If I Didn't Have Your Love
Traveling Light
It Seemed The Better Way
Steer Your Way
String Reprise / Treaty


From the Album Popular Problems (2014) (buy at amazon.com)
Popular Problems


From the Album Old Ideas (2012) (buy at amazon.com)

Going Home
Amen
Show Me The Place
The Darkness
Anyhow
Crazy To Love You
Come Healing
Banjo
Lullaby
Different Sides


From the Album Songs From The Road (2010) (buy at amazon.com)

Avalanche
Bird on The Wire
Chelsea Hotel
Closing Time
Famous Blue Raincoat
Hallelujah
Heart With No Companion
Lover Lover Lover
Suzanne
That Don't Make It Junk
The Partisan
Waiting for The Miracle


From the Album Live From The Isle of Wight (CD/DVD) (2009) (buy at amazon.com)

Bird on The Wire
Diamonds in The Mine
Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
Lady Midnight
One of Us Cannot Be Wrong
Sing Another Song, Boys
So Long, Marianne
Suzanne
The Partisan
The Stranger Song
They Locked Up A Man
Tonight Will Be Fine
You Know Who I Am


From the Album Live In London (2009) (buy at amazon.com)
Live In London
Dance Me To The End Of Love
The Future
Ain't No Cure For Love
Bird On The Wire
Everybody Knows
In My Secret Life
Who By Fire
Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
Anthem
Introduction (From Live In London)
Tower Of Song
Suzanne
The Gypsy's Wife
Boogie Street
Hallelujah
Democracy
I'm Your Man
Recitation (From Live In London)
Take This Waltz
So Long Marianne
First We Take Manhattan
Sisters Of Mercy
If It Be Your Will
Closing Time
I Tried To Leave You
Wither Thou Goest


From the Album Dear Heather (2004) (buy at amazon.com)
Dear Heather
Go No More A-Roving
Because Of
The Letters
Undertow
Morning Glory
On That Day
Villanelle For Our Time
There For You
Dear Heather
Nightingale
To A Teacher
The Faith
Tennessee Waltz


From the Album Ten New Songs (2001) (buy at amazon.com)
Ten New Songs
In My Secret Life
A Thousand Kisses Deep
That Don't Make It Junk
Here It Is
Love Itself
By The Rivers Dark
Alexandra Leaving
You Have Loved Enough
Boogie Street
The Land Of Plenty


From the Album The Future (1992) (buy at amazon.com)
The Future
The Future
Waiting For The Miracle
Be For Real
Closing Time
Anthem
Democracy
Light As The Breeze
Always


From the Album I'm Your Man (1988) (buy at amazon.com)
I'm Your Man
First We Take Manhattan
Ain't No Cure For Love
Everybody Knows
I'm Your Man
Take This Waltz
Jazz Police
I Can't Forget
Tower Of Song


From the Album Various Positions (1984) (buy at amazon.com)
Various Positions
Dance Me To The End Of Love
Coming Back To You
The Law
The Night Comes On
Hallelujah
The Captain
Hunter's Lullaby
Heart With No Companion
If It Be Your Will


From the Album Recent Songs (1979) (buy at amazon.com)
Recent Songs
The Guests
Humbled In Love
The Window
I Came So Far For Beauty
Un Canadien Errant (The Lost Canadian)
The Traitor
Our Lady Of Solitude
The Gypsy's Wife
The Smokey Life
Ballad Of The Absent Mare


From the Album Death Of A Ladies' Man (1977) (buy at amazon.com)
Death Of A Ladies' Man
True Love Leaves No Traces
Iodine
Paper Thin Hotel
Memories
I Left A Woman Waiting
Don't Go Home With Your Hard-On
Fingerprints
Death Of A Ladies' Man


From the Album New Skin For The Old Ceremony (1974) (buy at amazon.com)
New Skin For The Old Ceremony
Is This What You Wanted
Chelsea Hotel #2
Lover Lover Lover
Field Commander Cohen
Why Don't You Try
There Is A War
A Singer Must Die
I Tried To Leave You
Who By Fire
Take This Longing
Leaving Green Sleeves


From the Album Songs Of Love And Hate (1971) (buy at amazon.com)
Songs Of Love And Hate
Avalanche
Last Year's Man
Dress Rehearsal Rag
Diamonds In The Mine
Love Calls You By Your Name
Famous Blue Raincoat
Sing Another Song, Boys
Joan Of Arc


From the Album Songs From A Room (1969) (buy at amazon.com)
Songs From A Room
Bird On The Wire
Story Of Isaac
A Bunch Of Lonesome Heroes
The Partisan
Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
The Old Revolution
The Butcher
You Know Who I Am
Lady Midnight
Tonight Will Be Fine


From the Album Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967) (buy at amazon.com)
Songs Of Leonard Cohen
Suzanne
Master Song
Winter Lady
Stranger Song
Sisters Of Mercy
So Long Marianne
Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
Stories Of The Street
Teachers
One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong


Other Songs:
Born In Chains
Feels So Good
Recitation
Waiting For A Miracle
Woke Up This Morning


Leonard Cohen Info:

Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. Cohen has been inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, he nation's highest civilian honour. -Wikipedia

Birth name:
Leonard Norman Cohen

Born:
September 21st, 1934

Died:
November 7th, 2016 (at the age of 82)

From:
Westmount, Quebec, Canada

Genres:
Folk, folk rock, soft rock, spoken word

Occupations:
Musician, singer-songwriter, poet, novelist

Instruments:
Vocals, guitar, keyboards

Years active:
1956-2016

Associated acts:
Jennifer Warnes
Judy Collins

Romantic Links:
Engaged to Rebecca De Mornay in the 1990's
2 Children with Suzanne Elrod

Children:
Son Adam Coehn born in 1972
Daughter Lorca Cohen born in 1974

Did You Know:
• Wrote his first book of poetry in 1956 and his first novel in 1963

Leonard Cohen Quotes:
A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love.

Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act.

Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.

I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.

In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.

Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.

Seven to eleven is a huge chunk of life, full of dulling and forgetting. It is fabled that we slowly lose the gift of speech with animals, that birds no longer visit our windowsills to converse. As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armor themselves against wonder.

The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape.

There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself.


Leonard Cohen Awards:
1964
the Québec Literary Competition Prize (awarded 1923-70 by the Province of Québec) The Favourite Game (Cohen's first novel)

1968
Governor General's Award (English language poetry or drama) for Selected Poems 1956-1968. (Refused)

1970
Honorary degree from Dalhousie University

1984
The Golden Rose, the main award at the international television festival Rose d'Or in Montreux, for I am a Hotel, made-for-TV short musical film written by Cohen and based on his songs.

1985
Canadian Author's Association Literary Award for Poetry for Book of Mercy

1986
Genie Award for Best Original Song for "Angel Eyes" from Night Magic (with Lewis Furey)

1988
Columbia Records Crystal Globe Award from CBS for I'm Your Man. The award is for artists who sell more than five million copies of an album in foreign territories

1989
Nominated for Juno Awards for Canadian Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year

1991
Officer of the Order of Canada

1991
Induction into the Juno/Canadian Music Hall of Fame

1991
Nominated for a Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year.

1992
Honorary degree from McGill University, Montreal.

1993
Juno Award for Male Vocalist of the Year. The video for Closing Time, directed by Curtis Wehrfritz, won for Best Video. He was also nominated as Producer of the Year (with co-producer Leanne Ungar, for "Closing Time").

1993
Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.

1994
Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year and was nominated for the Juno Award for Album of the Year (for The Future). The video for The Future, directed by Curtis Wehrfritz, was nominated for Juno Award for Best Video.

1996
Ordained a Rinzai Buddhist monk.

2001
Nagroda Muzyczna Fryderyk, the annual Polish music award, for best foreign album (Ten New Songs).

2002
Nominated for Juno Award as Best Songwriter Cohen (with Sharon Robinson) for "Boogie Street", "In My Secret Life", and "You Have Loved Enough").

2002
Nominated for the Juno Award for Best Video for "In My Secret Life", directed by Floria Sigismondi. Ten New Songs nominated for Best Pop Album, and he was nominated for Best Artist.

2002
SNEP Award Cohen for more than 100,000 copies sold of Ten New Songs in France.

2003
Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada's second highest civilian honour.

2004
Inclusion in Canada Reads 2005 with Beautiful Losers

2005
Induction into the Canadian Folk Music Walk of Fame.

2006
Induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

2007
Grammy for Album of the Year as a featured artist on Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters.

2008
Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Lou Reed who described Cohen as belonging to the "highest and most influential echelon of songwriters."

2008
Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec.

2009
Long Listed for the Polaris Music Prize for Live in London

2009
Nominated for Mojo Honours Lists for Best Live Act category.

2009
Meteor Music Award for Best International Live Performance for his 2008 show in Dublin's IMMA's Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

2010
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

2010
A second Meteor Music Award for Best International Live Performance for his 2009 show in Dublin's O2.

2010
Porin Award in Croatia in category of foreign video programme, for his Live in London DVD.

2010
Induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

2011
Glenn Gould Prize

2011
Prince of Asturias Awards, Literature, Spain

2012
Inaugural PEN Award for Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence. Chuck Berry received same award.

2012
Prix Denise-Pelletier

2013
Juno Award, Artist of the Year.



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