Daily Archives: April 11, 2011

An Unsung War Hero: Abby Hopper Gibbons_ Abolitionist Nurse During Civil War


Meet Abby Hopper Gibbons — a union nurse who was willing to face any struggle or hazard to do what she thought was best.

Today’s Birthday: Septimius Sever (145 CE)


Septimius Severus (145 CE)

Severus became emperor of Rome in 193 CE, also known as the “Year of the Five Emperors.” In the months before he ascended the throne, two emperors were assassinated and a third—Didius Julianus—earned the position by buying it from the Praetorian Guard. With the empire in disarray, Severus marched on Rome, ousted Julianus, and was proclaimed emperor. He then built himself a strong army that would protect both him and his empire. It is said that he gave what advice to his sons before his death? More… Discuss

Coming Back To You: Leonard Cohen


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Coming Back To You,  by Leonard Cohen

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

Ah they’re shutting down the factory now
Just when all the bills are due
And the fields they’re under lock and key
Tho’ the rain and the sun come through
And springtime starts but then it stops
In the name of something new
And all the senses rise against this
Coming back to you

And they’re handing down my sentence now
And I know what I must do
Another mile of silence while I’m
Coming back to you

There are many in your life
And many still to be
Since you are a shining light
There’s many that you’ll see
But I have to deal with envy
When you choose the precious few
Who’ve left their pride on the other side of
Coming back to you

Even in your arms I know
I’ll never get it right
Even when you bend to give me
Comfort in the night
I’ve got to have your word on this
Or none of it is true
And all I’ve said was just instead of

Coming back to you

   

Various Positions, the seventh studio album by Leonard Cohen, was released in December 1984 (and February 1985). It marked not only Cohen’s turn to the modern sound and use of synthesizers (particularly on the opening track), but also – after her work on harmonies and background vocals on the previous Recent Songs (1979) – an even greater contribution from Jennifer Warnes, who is credited equally to Cohen as vocalist on all of the tracks.