Daily Archives: October 24, 2012

Iodine- Leonard Cohen


Iodine
Leonard Cohen
Death of a Ladies’ Man
1977

I needed you, I knew I was in danger
of losing what I used to think was mine
You let me love you till I was a failure,
You let me love you till I was a failure —
Your beauty on my bruise like iodine

I asked you if a man could be forgiven
And though I failed at love, was this a crime?
You said, Don’t worry, don’t worry, darling
You said, Don’t worry, don’t you worry, darling
There are many ways a man can serve his time

You covered up that place I could not master
It wasn’t dark enough to shut my eyes
So I was with you, O sweet compassion
Yes I was with you, O sweet compassion
Compassion with the sting of iodine

Your saintly kisses reeked of iodine
Your fragrance with a fume of iodine
And pity in the room like iodine

Your sister fingers burned like iodine
And all my wanton lust was iodine
My masquerade of trust was iodine
And everywhere the flare of iodine

 

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Leonard Cohen With U2: Tower of Song: (‘But I feel so close to everything that we lost We’ll never have to lose it again’)


Tower of Song

Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey
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
I said to Hank Williams: how lonely does it get?
Hank Williams hasn’t answered yet
But I hear him coughing all night long
A hundred floors above me
In the Tower of Song

I was born like this, I had no choice
I was born with the gift of a golden voice
And twenty-seven angels from the Great Beyond
They tied me to this table right here
In the Tower of Song

So you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll
I’m very sorry, baby, doesn’t look like me at all
I’m standing by the window where the light is strong
Ah they don’t let a woman kill you
Not in the Tower of Song

Now you can say that I’ve grown bitter but of this you may be sure
The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor
And there’s a mighty judgment coming, but I may be wrong
You see, you hear these funny voices
In the Tower of Song

I see you standing on the other side
I don’t know how the river got so wide
I loved you baby, way back when
And all the bridges are burning that we might have crossed
But I feel so close to everything that we lost
We’ll never have to lose it again

Now I bid you farewell, I don’t know when I’ll be back
There moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track
But you’ll be hearing from me baby, long after I’m gone
I’ll be speaking to you sweetly
From a window in the Tower of Song

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 – Live In London – I Tried to Leave You


Leonard Cohen | Loved you in the morning | Anthem Ring the bells | (“Walk me to the corner Our steps will always rhyme…’)



Leonard CohenYes I Loved you in the morning and Ring the bells(c) (C) 2009 Sony Music Entertainment. Including the musicians Presentation, London Live concert 2009.
I love you in the morning
Our kisses deep and warm
Your hair upon the pillow
Like a sleepy golden storm.
Yes, many loved before us
I know that we are not new,
In city and in forest
They smiled like me and you,
But now it’s come to distances
And both of us must try,
Your eyes are soft with sorrow,
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye.

I’m not looking for another
As I wander in my time,
Walk me to the corner
Our steps will always rhyme,
You know my love goes with you
As your love stays with me,
It’s just the way it changes
Like the shoreline and the sea,
But let’s not talk of love or chains
And things we can’t untie,
Your eyes are soft with sorrow,
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye.

I love you in the morning
Our kisses deep and warm,
Your hair upon the pillow
Like a sleepy golden storm.
Yes, many loved before us
I know that we are not new,
In city and in forest
They smiled like me and you
But let’s not talk of love or chains
And things we can’t untie,
Your eyes are soft with sorrow
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye.

 

Leonard Cohen – To Love Somebody – Leonard performs the Bee Gees’ song live in Eppelheim 1980.


Leonard Cohen – Alexandra Leaving (‘Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving. Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.’)


Suddenly the night has grown colder.
The god of love preparing to depart.
Alexandra hoisted on his shoulder,
They slip between the sentries of the heart.

Upheld by the simplicities of pleasure,
They gain the light, they formlessly entwine
And radiant beyond your widest measure
They fall among the voices and the wine.

It’s not a trick, your senses all deceiving,
A fitful dream, the morning will exhaust
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.

Even though she sleeps upon your satin
Even though she wakes you with a kiss.
Do not say the moment was imagined
Do not stoop to strategies like this.

As someone long prepared for this to happen,
Go firmly to the window. Drink it in.
Exquisite music. Alexandra laughing.
Your firm commitments tangible again.

And you who had the honor of her evening,
And by the honor had your own restored
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving
Alexandra leaving with her lord.

Even though she sleeps upon your satin
Even though she wakes you with a kiss.
Do not say the moment was imagined
Do not stoop to strategies like this.

As someone long prepared for the occasion
In full command of every plan you wrecked
Do not choose a coward’s explanation
that hides behind the cause and the effect.

And you who were bewildered by a meaning
Whose code was broken, crucifix uncrossed
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.

Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.
Read more at http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/42869/#Dm3xrlJrK6jzaYQ2.99

 

Leonard ‘Jikan’ Cohen-A Thousand Kisses Deep (‘La Fille Sur Le Pont’)


I’ve been practicing the art of knife and shuriken throwing.
I am learning to master the “No-Spin” technique.
Here’s “A Thousand Kisses Deep”, the song, set to 
La Fille sur le Pont
a great film with amazing performances 
by Daniel Auteuil and Vanessa Paradis
and directed by Patrice Leconte

“A Thousand Kisses Deep”

The ponies run, the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat.
You win a while, and then its done 
Your little winning streak.
And summoned now to deal
With your invincible defeat,
You live your life as if its real,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

Im turning tricks, Im getting fixed,
Im back on Boogie Street.
You lose your grip, and then you slip
Into the Masterpiece.
And maybe I had miles to drive,
And promises to keep:
You ditch it all to stay alive,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

And sometimes when the night is slow,
The wretched and the meek,
We gather up our hearts and go,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

Confined to sex, we pressed against
The limits of the sea:
I saw there were no oceans left
For scavengers like me.
I made it to the forward deck.
I blessed our remnant fleet 
And then consented to be wrecked,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

Im turning tricks, Im getting fixed,
Im back on Boogie Street.
I guess they wont exchange the gifts
That you were meant to keep.
And quiet is the thought of you,
The file on you complete,
Except what we forgot to do,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

And sometimes when the night is slow,
The wretched and the meek,
We gather up our hearts and go,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

The ponies run, the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat . . .

video credit:Maddylena92 very good editing

Cover of

Cover of Girl on the Bridge

 

 

Leonard Cohen – ‘You Know Who I Am’


You Know Who I Am 

(by Leonard Cohen)

I cannot follow you, my love,

you cannot follow me.

I am the distance you put between

all of the moments that we will be.


You know who I am,

you've stared at the sun,

well I am the one who loves

changing from nothing to one.


Sometimes I need you naked,

sometimes I need you wild,

I need you to carry my children in

and I need you to kill a child.


You know who I am...


If you should ever track me down

I will surrender there

and I will leave with you one broken man

whom I will teach you to repair.


You know who I am...


I cannot follow you, my love,

you cannot follow me.

I am the distance you put between

all of the moments that we will be.


You know who I am...

Leonard Cohen You Know Who I Am

The Perils of Positive Thinking


Plato on-line

What Makes Positive Thinking Dangerous
How the “positive thinking” cult in America mirrors life under
Stalin
Video

The Fraud Behind Disarming Citizens
It’s always interesting what parts of American history get told …and which parts are ‘disappeared.’

Here’s a heavily censored story of American heroism that’s going
to annoy a lot of opinionated people.
Video:
history-youve-never-heard

Food Activism vs Global Corporate Oligarchy
Organic food dealing fatal blows to global corporate oligarchy

‘The discredited Standford study was followed up by a more recent paper put out by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), covered in MSNBC’s article “Organic food no better than conventional for kids, pediatricians say.” The same flawed, unconvincing argument made by Cargill-funded Standford researchers was repeated verbatim by AAP, this time, the lie specifically targeting children. Ironically enough, a search for the AAP article revealed another interesting headline from MSNBC titled, “Pesticides in food linked to ADHD in…

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Breaking => Prominent International Lawyer: US President George W. Bush UK Prime Minister Tony Blair Convicted Of Nuremberg Crimes!


Political Vel Craft

A prominent international lawyer says former US President George W. Bush, and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair stand guilty of crimes against peace, war crimes and torture, Press TV reports.

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Quotation: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) on bondage of love


The soul most free is that most bound in thralldom to the ancient tyrant Love.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: ANNIE EDSON TAYLOR (1838)


Annie Edson Taylor (1838)

On her 63rd birthday, Taylor became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. The interior of the barrel was cushioned and the air was compressed with a bicycle pump. Before her trip, Taylor sent a cat over the falls in her barrel—and it lived. Days later, she drifted over the falls in the same barrel and walked away from the plunge with minor injuries. However, she did not significantly profit from the stunt. According to some accounts, her barrel was stolen by whom? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: ZAMBIA GAINS INDEPENDENCE (1964)


Zambia Gains Independence (1964)

The area that is now Zambia came under British control in the early 1900s with the development of the copper mining industry. After decades of nationalist struggle, the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia became the independent Republic of Zambia. Kenneth Kaunda, a former schoolteacher who had been jailed for nationalist political activities prior to independence, became its first president. Zambia may have been the first country to do what during the OlympicsMore… Discuss

ENERGY DRINKS IMPLICATED IN DEATHS


Energy Drinks Implicated in Deaths

In the past decade, highly caffeinated energy drinks have become increasingly popular, especially among young people, but mounting reports of deaths following consumption of Monster Beverage Corp’s energy drinks—including that of a 14-year-old girl with a heart condition—have now prompted a US Food and Drug Administration investigation into the brand. If the investigation does link the energy drinks to the reported deaths, the entire US energy drink industry could find itself subject to tighter regulation. More… Discuss

 

EUROPEAN HEAT WAVE OF 2003


European Heat Wave of 2003

The 2003 European heat wave was one of the hottest summers on record in Europe. Tens of thousands of people—mostly elderly—died in the extreme weather, with more than 14,000 perishing in France alone. Melting glaciers caused avalanches in Switzerland, and deadly forest fires wreaked widespread destruction in Portugal. In Germany, the lowest river levels in a century hindered shipping traffic. Wheat crops across Southern Europe failed. What agricultural product actually benefited from the heat?More… Discuss