Closing time for Leonard Cohen

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stunet started the topic in Friday, 11 Nov 2016 at 1:08pm

Vale Lenny. Closing time for the old Canuck poet...

Nah, not one of his best but in 'Closing Time' it has a fitting title.

More fitting than 'Hallelujah' at least.

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stunet commented Friday, 11 Nov 2016 at 1:08pm

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benski commented Friday, 11 Nov 2016 at 1:22pm

Damn.

A companion on many a long drive. RIP mate. Thanks for the lyrics.

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stunet commented Friday, 11 Nov 2016 at 1:26pm
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talkingturkey commented Friday, 11 Nov 2016 at 2:09pm

First Trump, then this?! Gimme a break. Vale.

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 11 Nov 2016 at 2:31pm

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows...

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 11 Nov 2016 at 2:31pm

It's coming from the sorrow in the street
The holy places where the races meet
From the homicidal bitchin'
That goes down in every kitchen
To determine who will serve and who will eat
From the wells of disappointment
Where the women kneel to pray
For the grace of God in the desert here
And the desert far away:
Democracy is coming to the USA

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Sheepdog commented Friday, 11 Nov 2016 at 2:35pm

A great innings from a great man..... First introduced to his music by my father in the 1970s.... Played his tunes at my father's funeral....

Sheepdog

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 11 Nov 2016 at 3:01pm

A previous partner's name was inspired after this song. Evocative stuff.

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Rabbits68 commented Saturday, 12 Nov 2016 at 10:31pm

Far out, this was so beautiful, insightful, funny and inspiring. I highly recommend it.

Leonard Cohen: A Final Interview

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/leonard-cohen-a-final-inte...

RIP Leonard Cohen

Crystal Clear