Daily Archives: December 13, 2011

Anthem: a Poem and song by Leonard Cohen: Perla Batalla & Julie Christensen performing


“Anthem”

The birds they sang
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
the signs were sent:
the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
of every government —
signs for all to see.

I can’t run no more
with that lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
a thundercloud
and they’re going to hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

You can add up the parts
but you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.

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If It Be Your Will ( a prayer and a wonderful song)


“If It Be Your Will”

If it be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before
I will speak no more
I shall abide until
I am spoken for
If it be your will
If it be your will
That a voice be true
From this broken hill
I will sing to you
From this broken hill
All your praises they shall ring
If it be your will
To let me sing
From this broken hill
All your praises they shall ring
If it be your will
To let me sing If it be your will
If there is a choice
Let the rivers fill
Let the hills rejoice
Let your mercy spill
On all these burning hearts in hell
If it be your will
To make us well And draw us near
And bind us tight
All your children here
In their rags of light
In our rags of light
All dressed to kill
And end this night
If it be your will

If it be your will.

 

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Leonard Cohen London 2009 live – If it be your will  (with the Webb Sisters)

Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man Full Movie (2005) “Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”


“Poetry is just the evidence of life.
If your life is burning well,
poetry is just the ash.”          
                                  – Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Full Movie

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Full Movie (Dare to... click here)

 

 Sure to please both die-hard Cohen fans and the newly initiated, this film is full of captivating music and offers an intimate portrait of a truly singular artist, poet, songwriter, and cultural icon.

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Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

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Leonard Cohen, Anna McGarrigle, Lian Lunson, Nick Cave, Jo Weldon, Bruce Davey, Kate McGarrigle, Adam Clayton, Antony Hegarty, Martha Wainwright, Mel Gibson, Robert Burger, Beth Orton, Perla Batalla, Mike Cahill, Rennie Sparks, Julie Christensen, Linda Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, The Edge, Janice, Brett Sparks, Bono, Teddy Thompson, Leonard Cohen, Hal Willner, The Handsome Family, Larry Mullen Jr., Leonard Cohen, Jarvis Cocker

Nigel Farage: On the Titanic towards Economic and Democratic Disaster


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European Parliament, Strasbourg, 13 December 2011

• Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, UKIP leader, Co-President of the EFD Group in the European Parliament (Europe of Freedom and Democracy group)

• Debate: European Council and Commission statements – Conclusions of the European Council meeting of the 8-9 December 2011 – with José Manuel Barroso and Herman Van Rompuy

– ‘Blue Card’ question: Alyn Smith MEP (Scottish National Party)
Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance

Blue Oyster Cult – Burning for You


Blue oister Cult - Burning for You

Blue Oyster Cult - Burning for You (click...you know what to do)

Of the 100 Terrifying Tech of the year – CNET 100 – The ones that kept us up all night – Planet of the Drones


Of the 100 scariest Tech of the year - CNET 100 - The ones that kept us up all night - Planet of the Drones

Of the 100 scariest Tech of the year - CNET 100 - The ones that kept us up all night - Planet of the Drones (click to read more)

CatPaws continues legacy of Helen Sanders – the Cat Lady (from SunNewspapers): How much can you love your cat? This much, and more!


Day 90

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CatPaws continues legacy of Helen Sanders – the Cat Lady (from SunNewspapers)
CatPaws continues legacy of Helen Sanders – the Cat Lady (from SunNewspapers) (click here, yes right here, to access this story. Upon doing so, you may decide to act!)
English: Feral street cats of Mumbai being fed...

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