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.
A companion on many a long drive. RIP mate. Thanks for the lyrics.
Written last month. A very good read.
First Trump, then this?! Gimme a break. Vale.
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
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
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....
A previous partner's name was inspired after this song. Evocative stuff.
Far out, this was so beautiful, insightful, funny and inspiring. I highly recommend it.
Leonard Cohen: A Final Interview
RIP Leonard Cohen