Leonard Cohen; and we send our Regards.

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Today is the fourth anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s “changing the level” I use this term on the thoughts of my brother Al, he had used this word for the death, and he loved Cohen; I can just remember the first time when we have heard him; by his LP’ Songs of Love and Hate.

I must thank first my adorable friend  luisa zambrotta because of her reminder to this special day, though, it might be a day of leaving but it is also a day of staying, not physically but spiritually, in mind and heart!

We have known him by a friend, a nice bassist in my band those days; he came and said: don’t you know! here is a new door for us, and it was; a new feeling to be in the beyond.
We were at the beginning of our neu stay of being addicted (that is another story) but it might be a door to understand him; to be burned: Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc.
She said, “I’m tired of the war,
I want the kind of work I had before,
a wedding dress or something white
to wear upon my swollen appetite.”
Well, I’m glad to hear you talk this way,
you know I’ve watched you riding every day
and something in me yearns to win
such a cold and lonesome heroine.

I have sometimes a feeling of reincarnation, it means to me sometimes when I get knowing someone whom I never knew before, that is bizarre but it seems to be true. Then Live well and live forever dear Leonard, you are always there.

We all send our regards 💖🙏🙏🙏💖 Sincerely.

It’s four in the morning, the end of December
I’m writing you now just to see if you’re better
New York is cold, but I like where I’m living
There’s music on Clinton Street all through the evening.
I hear that you’re building your little house deep in the desert
You’re living for nothing now, I hope you’re keeping some kind of record.

Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Did you ever go clear?

Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much older
Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
You’d been to the station to meet every train
And you came home without Lili Marlene

And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
And when she came back she was nobody’s wife.

Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth
One more thin gypsy thief
Well I see Jane’s awake —

She sends her regards.

And what can I tell you my brother, my killer
What can I possibly say?
I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
I’m glad you stood in my way.

If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me
Your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free.

Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried.

And Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear —

Sincerely, L. Cohen

13 thoughts on “Leonard Cohen; and we send our Regards.

  1. Elaine Mansfield

    Thank you, Aladin. I don’t know this album well. Vic and I fell in love with Leonard Cohen in the late 1960s and listened to his first album “The Songs of Leonard Cohen” over and over again. We kept listening on and off and many years later in Marion Woodman workshops, Leonard Cohen showed up again strongly in movement parts of the workshops. In later years, my favorite song has been “Dance Me to the End of Love.” It was my goodbye to Vic song–and still brings me to tears. The history of why he wrote is dramatic and tragic.

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