I’ll stand before the Lord of Song: grazie, Leonard Cohen


Con il cuore colmo di gratitudine la redazione rende omaggio a Leonard Cohen, scegliendo dieci sue splendide canzoni (e per ognuna un passaggio del testo).
A cura di Cristiano Poletti.

1) Famous Blue Raincoat
«And what can I tell you my brother, my killer
What can I possibly say?»


2) Who by Fire
«And who shall I say is calling?»


3) Hallelujah
«I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah»


4) Chelsea Hotel #2
«Those were the reasons and that was New York,
We were running for the money and the flesh»


5) The Partisan
«Freedom soon will come
Then we’ll come from the shadow»


6) If It Be Your Will
«All your children here
In their rags of light
In our rags of light
All dressed to kill»


7) Is This What You Wanted
«You were the promise at dawn,
I was the morning after»


8) Suzanne
«But he himself was broken, long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human, he sank beneath your wisdom like a stone»


9) Avalanche
«It is your turn, beloved,
It is your flesh that I wear»


10) Bird on the Wire
«Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free»


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