Ladies and Gentlemen...Mr. Leonard Cohen

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

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Anonymous asked: Hey :) I read an amazing quote by Cohen, but I can't remember it exactly, because my PC crashed before I could save it. I thought, maybe you have an idea. It's something like "But i can't speak to you anymore, I love you secretly" Thank you so much. Great blog!!!

Hi! Thanks so much! I hope it hasn’t been too long since you sent this…I seem to never get notification of new messages.

That sounds like a poem in Cohen’s Book of Longing:

I think of you all the time

But I can’t speak about you anymore

I must love you secretly.”

x

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Maybe I’m still hurting
I can’t turn the other cheek
But you know that I still love you
It’s just that I can’t speak
I looked for you in everyone
And they called me on that too
I lived alone but I was only
Coming back to you.
Leonard Cohen, “Coming Back to You”

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in-a-wonderland-they-lie asked: I know it's probably impossible to pick but what's your favorite Leonard Cohen song?

That is tough…but I think I have to say “So Long Marianne” is my all time favourite. But it was slightly evil of you to make me choose one! ;) How about you? x

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Yeah my friends are gone and my hair is gray
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I’m crazy for love but I’m not coming on
I’m just paying my rent every day
Oh, in the Tower of Song.

Leonard Cohen, “Tower of Song”

Happy Belated 80th Birthday Leonard!

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