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Leonard Norman Cohen was born on the 21st of september 1934 to a canadian family. He is a song writer,poet,novelist and a musician. His art work often explores religion, politics,sexuality,isolation and personal relationships.
His musical genres include folk,folk rock,pop rock,rock and spoken word.
Some of his musical instruments for composing his tracks include vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer and keyboards. With Columbia as the label and associated by Sharon Robinson, and Jennifer.
His albums include: field commander 2001, the best of leonard cohen 1975, live 1994, the essential leonard cohen 2002, live songs 1973, death of a ladie's man 1977, songs from the road 2010, skin for the old ceremony 1974, recent songs 1979, dear heather 2004, live in london 2009, songs from a room 1969, the new songs 2001, various positions 1984, the future 1992, songs of love and hate 1970, I'm your man 1988, old ideas 2012, songs of leonard cohen 1967.


List of Leonard Cohen Lyrics from the album "Old Ideas"

1. Going Home
2. Amen
3. Show Me The Place
4. The Darkness
5. Anyhow
6. Crazy To Love You
7. Come Healing
8. Banjo
9. Lullaby
10.Different Sides

  Leonard Cohen Lyrics

Leonard cohen - Old Ideas album

 




 

  • " 1. Show Me The Place" 
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  • Show me the place, where you want your slave to go
  • Show me the place, I've forgotten I don't know
  • Show me the place where my head is bend and low
  • Show me the place, where you want your slave to go
  • Show me the place, help me roll away the stone
  • Show me the place, I can't move this thing alone
  • Show me the place where the word became a man
  • Show me the place where the suffering began
  • The troubles came I saved what I could save
  • A shred of light, a particle away
  • But there were chains so I hastened to the hay
  • There were chains, a lot of chains
  • Like a spade
  • Show me the place, where you want your slave to go
  • Show me the place, I've forgotten I don't know
  • Show me the place, where you want your slave to go
  • The troubles came I saved what I could save
  • A shred of light, a particle away
  • But there were chains so I hastened to the hay
  • There were chains so I loved you like a slave
  • Show me the place
  • Show me the place
  • Show me the place
  • Show me the place, help me roll away the stone
  • Show me the place, I can't move this thing alone
  • Show me the place where the word became a man
  • Show me the place where the suffering began 

  • " 2. Different Sides" 
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  • We find ourselves on different sides
  • Of a line nobody drew
  • Though it all may be one in the higher eye
  • Down here where we live it is two
  • I to my side call the meek and the mild
  • You to your side call the Word
  • By virtue of suffering I claim to have won
  • You claim to have never been heard
  • Both of us say there are laws to obey
  • But frankly I don’t like your tone
  • You want to change the way I make love
  • I want to leave it alone
  • The pull of the moon, the thrust of the sun
  • And thus the ocean is crossed
  • The waters are blessed while a shadowy guest
  • Kindles a light for the lost
  • Both of us say there are laws to obey
  • But frankly I don’t like your tone
  • You want to change the way I make love
  • I want to leave it alone
  • Down in the valley the famine goes on
  • The famine up on the hill
  • I say that you shouldn’t, you couldn’t, you can’t
  • You say that you must and you will
  • Both of us say there are laws to obey
  • But frankly I don’t like your tone
  • You want to change the way I make love
  • I want to leave it alone
  • You want to live where the suffering is
  • I want to get out of town
  • C’mon baby give me a kiss
  • Stop writing everything down
  • Both of us say there are laws to obey
  • Yeah, but frankly I don’t like your tone
  • You want to change the way I make love
  • I want to leave it alone
  • Both of us say there are laws to obey
  • But frankly I don’t like your tone
  • You want to change the way I make love
  • I want to leave it alone 
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  • " 3. Lullaby" 
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  • Sleep baby sleep
  • The day’s on the run
  • The wind in the trees
  • Is talking in tongues
  • If your heart is torn
  • I don’t wonder why
  • If the night is long
  • Here’s my lullaby
  • Here’s my lullaby
  • Well the mouse ate the crumb
  • Then the cat ate the crust
  • Now they’ve fallen in love
  • They’re talking in tongues
  • If your heart is torn
  • I don’t wonder why
  • If the night is long
  • Here’s my lullaby
  • Here’s my lullaby
  • Sleep baby sleep
  • There’s a morning to come
  • The wind in the trees
  • They’re talking in tongues
  • If your heart is torn
  • I don’t wonder why
  • If the night is long
  • Here’s my lullaby
  • Here’s my lullaby 

  • " 4. Banjo" 
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  • There’s something that I’m watching
  • Means a lot to me
  • It’s a broken banjo bobbing
  • On the dark infested sea
  • Don’t know how it got there
  • Maybe taken by the wave
  • Off of someone’s shoulder
  • Or out of someone’s grave
  • It’s coming for me darling
  • No matter where I go
  • Its duty is to harm me
  • My duty is to know
  • There’s something that I’m watching
  • Means a lot to me
  • It’s a broken banjo bobbing
  • On the dark infested sea 

  • " 5. Anyhow" 
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  • I know it really is a pity
  • The way you treat me now
  • I know you can’t forgive me
  • But forgive me anyhow
  • The ending got so ugly
  • I even heard you say
  • You never ever loved me
  • But could you love me anyway
  • I dreamed about you baby
  • You were wearing half your dress
  • I know you have to hate me
  • But could you hate me less?
  • I used up all my chances
  • And you’ll never take me back
  • But there ain’t no harm in asking
  • Could you cut me one more slack?
  • I’m naked and I’m filthy
  • And there’s sweat upon my brow
  • And both of us are guilty
  • Anyhow
  • Have mercy on me baby
  • After all I did confess
  • Even though you have to hate me
  • Could you hate me less?
  • It’s a shame and it’s a pity
  • I know you can’t forgive me
  • The ending got so ugly
  • You never ever loved me
  • Dreamed about you baby
  • I know you have to hate me
  • I’m naked and I’m filthy
  • And both of us are guilty
  • Anyhow
  • Have mercy on me baby 

  • " 5. Crazy To Love You" 
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  • Had to go crazy to love you
  • Had to go down to the pit
  • Had to do time in the tower
  • Begging my crazy to quit
  • Had to go crazy to love you
  • You who were never the one
  • Whom I chased through the souvenir heartache
  • Her braids and her blouse all undone
  • Sometimes I’d head for the highway
  • I’m old and the mirrors don’t lie
  • But crazy has places to hide in
  • That are deeper than any goodbye
  • Had to go crazy to love you
  • Had to let everything fall
  • Had to be people I hated
  • Had to be no one at all
  • I’m tired of choosing desire
  • I been saved by a blessed fatigue
  • The gates of commitment unwired
  • And nobody trying to leave
  • Sometimes I’d head for the highway
  • I’m old and the mirrors don’t lie
  • But crazy has places to hide in
  • That are deeper than any goodbye
  • Had to go crazy to love you
  • You who were never the one
  • Whom I chased through the souvenir heartache
  • Her braids and her blouse all undone 
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  • " 7. Come Healing" 
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  • O gather up the brokenness
  • And bring it to me now
  • The fragrance of those promises
  • You never dared to vow
  • The splinters that you carry
  • The cross you left behind
  • Come healing of the body
  • Come healing of the mind
  • And let the heavens hear it
  • The penitential hymn
  • Come healing of the spirit
  • Come healing of the limb
  • Behold the gates of mercy
  • In arbitrary space
  • And none of us deserving
  • The cruelty or the grace
  • O solitude of longing
  • Where love has been confined
  • Come healing of the body
  • Come healing of the mind
  • O see the darkness yielding
  • That tore the light apart
  • Come healing of the reason
  • Come healing of the heart
  • O troubled dust concealing
  • An undivided love
  • The Heart beneath is teaching
  • To the broken Heart above
  • O let the heavens falter
  • And let the earth proclaim:
  • Come healing of the Altar
  • Come healing of the Name
  • O longing of the branches
  • To lift the little bud
  • O longing of the arteries
  • To purify the blood
  • And let the heavens hear it
  • The penitential hymn
  • Come healing of the spirit
  • Come healing of the limb
  • O let the heavens hear it
  • The penitential hymn
  • Come healing of the spirit
  • Come healing of the limb 

  • " 8. The Darkness" 
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  • I caught the darkness,
  • It was drinking from your cup.
  • I caught the darkness,
  • Drinking from your cup.
  • I said is this contagious?
  • You said just drink it up.
  • I got no future,
  • I know my days are few.
  • The presence not that pleasant,
  • Just a lot of things to do.
  • I thought the past would last me
  • But the darkness got that too.
  • I should’ve seen it coming
  • It was right behind your eyes.
  • You were young and it was summer
  • I just had to take a dive.
  • Winin’ you was easy, but darkness was the price.
  • I don’t smoke no cigarette, I don’t drink no alcohol
  • I ain’t had much loving yet
  • But that’s always been your call.
  • Hey I don’t miss it baby
  • I got no taste for anything at all
  • I used to love the rainbow
  • And I used to love the view.
  • Another early morning, I’d pretend that it was you.
  • But I caught the darkness baby
  • And I got it worse than you.
  • I caught the darkness,
  • It was drinking from your cup.
  • I caught the darkness,
  • Drinking from your cup.
  • I said is this contagious?
  • You said just drink it up. 
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  • " 9. Amen" 
  •  
  • Tell me again
  • When I’ve been to the river
  • And I’ve taken the edge off my thirst
  • Tell me again
  • We’re alone and I’m listening
  • I’m listening so hard that it hurts
  • Tell me again
  • When I’m clean and I’m sober
  • Tell me again
  • When I’ve seen through the horror
  • Tell me again
  • Tell me over and over
  • Tell me that you want me then
  • Amen…
  • Tell me again
  • When the victims are singing
  • And the Laws of Remorse are restored
  • Tell me again
  • That you know what I’m thinking
  • But vengeance belongs to the Lord
  • Tell me again
  • When I’m clean and I’m sober
  • Tell me again
  • When I’ve seen through the horror
  • Tell me again
  • Tell me over and over
  • Tell me that you love me then
  • Amen…
  • Tell me again
  • When the day has been ransomed
  • And the night has no right to begin
  • Try me again
  • When the angels are panting
  • And scratching at the door to come in
  • Tell me again
  • When I’m clean and I’m sober
  • Tell me again
  • When I’ve seen through the horror
  • Tell me again
  • Tell me over and over
  • Tell me that you need me then
  • Amen…
  • Tell me again
  • When the filth of the butcher
  • Is washed in the blood of the lamb
  • Tell me again
  • When the rest of the culture
  • Has passed through the Eye of the Camp
  • Tell me again
  • When I’m clean and I’m sober
  • Tell me again
  • When I’ve seen through the horror
  • Tell me again
  • Tell me over and over
  • Tell me that you love me then
  • Amen
  •  
  • " 10. Going Home" 
  •  
  • I love to speak with Leonard
  • He’s a sportsman and a shepherd
  • He’s a lazy bastard
  • Living in a suit
  • But he does say what I tell him
  • Even though it isn’t welcome
  • He just doesn't have the freedom
  • To refuse
  • He will speak these words of wisdom
  • Like a sage, a man of vision
  • Though he knows he’s really nothing
  • But the brief elaboration of a tube
  • Going home
  • Without my sorrow
  • Going home
  • Sometime tomorrow
  • Going home
  • To where it’s better
  • Than before
  • Going home
  • Without my burden
  • Going home
  • Behind the curtain
  • Going home
  • Without the costume
  • That I wore
  • He wants to write a love song
  • An anthem of forgiving
  • A manual for living with defeat
  • A cry above the suffering
  • A sacrifice recovering
  • But that isn’t what I need him
  • To complete
  • I want him to be certain
  • That he doesn’t have a burden
  • That he doesn’t need a vision
  • That he only has permission
  • To do my instant bidding
  • Which is to say what I have told him
  • To repeat
  • Going home
  • Without my sorrow
  • Going home
  • Sometime tomorrow
  • Going home
  • To where it’s better
  • Than before
  • Going home
  • Without my burden
  • Going home
  • Behind the curtain
  • Going home
  • Without this costume
  • That I wore
  • Going home
  • Without the sorrow
  • Going home
  • Sometime tomorrow
  • Going home
  • To where it’s better
  • Than before
  • Going home
  • Without the burden
  • Going home
  • Behind the curtain
  • Going home
  • Without this costume
  • That I wore
  • I love to speak with Leonard
  • He’s a sportsman and a shepherd
  • He’s a lazy bastard
  • Living in a suit


Albums (amazon top rated)

various positions 1984
the future 1992
the new songs 2001
songs of leonard cohen 1967
songs of love and hate 1970
the best of leonard cohen 1975
the essential leonard cohen 2002
live songs 1973
the old ceremony 1974
old ideas 2012
recent songs 1979
songs from a room 1969
songs from the road 2010
field commander cohen 2001
I'm your man 1988
live in london 2009
dear heather 2004
death of a ladie's man 1977
live 1994

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