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The greatest worth is self-mastery.
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Leonard Cohen – Suzanne


Susan Boyle – Hallelujah


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Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What’s really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don’t even know the name
But if I did, well really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

“The Traitor”, LEONARD COHEN


“The Traitor”,  LEONARD COHEN

Now the Swan it floated on the English river
Ah the Rose of High Romance it opened wide
A sun tanned woman yearned me through the summer
and the judges watched us from the other side
I told my mother “Mother I must leave you
preserve my room but do not shed a tear
Should rumour of a shabby ending reach you
it was half my fault and half the atmosphere”

But the Rose I sickened with a scarlet fever
and the Swan I tempted with a sense of shame
She said at last I was her finest lover
and if she withered I would be to blame

The judges said you missed it by a fraction
rise up and brace your troops for the attack
Ah the dreamers ride against the men of action
Oh see the men of action falling back

But I lingered on her thighs a fatal moment
I kissed her lips as though I thirsted still
My falsity had stung me like a hornet
The poison sank and it paralysed my will

I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers
that they had been deserted from above
So on battlefields from here to Barcelona
I’m listed with the enemies of love

And long ago she said “I must be leaving,
Ah but keep my body here to lie upon
You can move it up and down and when I’m sleeping
Run some wire through that Rose and wind the Swan”

So daily I renew my idle duty
I touch her here and there — I know my place
I kiss her open mouth and I praise her beauty
and people call me traitor to my face

“Joan of Arc” (4 on the album Songs Of Love And Hate. It was written by Leonard Cohen)


 
“Joan of Arc” is track #4 , from Songs Of Love And Hate  
“Joan of Arc” is track #4 on the album Songs Of Love And Hate. It was written by Cohen, Leonard.

Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc
As she came riding through the dark
No moon to keep her Armour bright
Then no man to get her through this darkest very smoky night

She said, “I’m tired of the war
I want the kind of work I had before
With a wedding dress or something white
To wear upon my swollen appetite”

Well, I’m glad to to hear you talk this way
You see I’ve watched you riding all most every single day
And theres something in me yearns to win
Such a very cold and such a very lonesome heroine

Well then, who are you?” she sternly spoke
To the one beneath the smoke
“Why, I’m, I’m fire,” he replied
“And I love your solitude, how I love your sense of pride”

“Well then fire, make your body cold
I’m gonna give you mine to hold”
Saying this she climbed inside
To be his one, to be his only bride

It was deep into his fiery heart
He took the dust of a Joan of Arc
And high above all these assembled wedding guests
He hung the ashes of her very lovely wedding dress

It was deep deep into his fiery heart
That he took the dust of all precious Joan of Arc
Then she clearly clearly understood
If if he was fire, oh she must be wood

I saw her wince, I saw her cry
I saw the glory in her eye
Myself I long, I long for love and light
But must it come so cruel, and must it must it be so very bright?

Songwriters
COHEN, LEONARD

People smuggler who ‘transferred thousands to Europe killed in shootout’


People smuggler who ‘transferred thousands to Europe killed in shootout’

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Pope Francis issues call for immigrants to ‘renew society from within’


Pope Francis issues call for immigrants to ‘renew society from within’

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From France 24 :


US embargo ‘main obstacle’ to Cuba’s development

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From NPR News


At Sept. 11 Memorial, Pope Francis Says ‘Grief is Palpable’ http://n.pr/1MuTwki

From NPR News


Tough Words From Pope Francis: 8 Great Quotes From His U.N. Speech http://n.pr/1R5SfBO

From NPR News


On Popes, Swearing In On Bibles And Religion In Public Life http://n.pr/1KxXGr5

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Prosecutors Take Law To Human Smugglers, Using Tools Sharpened Against Mafia http://n.pr/1KCvrEv

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In Bomb-Weary Baghdad, Iraqis Have Fun In The Name Of Peace http://n.pr/1G8zibf

From NPR News


Pope In Philadelphia: Religious Freedom ‘A Fundamental Right’ http://n.pr/1G8VamU

Successors line up after U.S. Speaker’s shock resignation


Successors line up after U.S. Speaker’s shock resignation
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/25/politics/boehner-resigns-house-speaker-leadership-battle/index.html

Coalition equipment in jihadist hands?


Coalition equipment in jihadist hands?
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/25/politics/al-qaeda-syrian-rebels-ammunition-trucks/index.html

U.S.: Russia joins fight in case al-Assad falls


U.S.: Russia joins fight in case al-Assad falls
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/26/politics/syria-putin-russia-american-strategy/index.html

U.S.: Russia joins fight in case al-Assad falls


U.S.: Russia joins fight in case al-Assad falls
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/26/politics/syria-putin-russia-american-strategy/index.html

Nigeria reaches polio ‘milestone’


Nigeria reaches polio ‘milestone’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34328447

Vox Pope’s Remarks Full Text


http://www.vox.com/2015/9/24/9391549/pope-remarks-full-text

Call to improve radiotherapy access


Call to improve radiotherapy access http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34359107

10 things we didn’t know last week


10 things we didn’t know last week http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-34347668

Do children still need to read the classics?


Do children still need to read the classics? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34341656

Who killed Elsie Frost?


Who killed Elsie Frost? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34314171

US and China agree cybercrime truce


US and China agree cybercrime truce http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-34360934

US Speaker Boehner to quit Congress


US Speaker Boehner to quit Congress http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/34362675

Russia-Poland spat over WW2 cause


Russia-Poland spat over WW2 cause http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34369487

One-fingered climber nears Everest top


One-fingered climber nears Everest top http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34368256

Russia and Estonia ‘exchange spies’


Russia and Estonia ‘exchange spies’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34369853

Iran calls for probe over Hajj stampede


Iran calls for probe over Hajj stampede http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34368387

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Meet John German: the man who helped expose Volkswagen’s emissions scandal


Meet John German: the man who helped expose Volkswagen’s emissions scandal

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For a teen aspiring to be president, being Muslim is a hurdle in post-9/11 America


For a teen aspiring to be president, being Muslim is a hurdle in post-9/11 America

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California drought: Sierra Nevada snowpack falls to 500-year low


California drought: Sierra Nevada snowpack falls to 500-year low

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California drought: Sierra Nevada snowpack falls to 500-year low


California drought: Sierra Nevada snowpack falls to 500-year low

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California drought: Sierra Nevada snowpack falls to 500-year low


California drought: Sierra Nevada snowpack falls to 500-year low

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Drought blamers: California conspiracists see government’s hand in arid climate


Drought blamers: California conspiracists see government’s hand in arid climate

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Pope’s mass at Madison Square Garden wraps indelible day across New York


Pope’s mass at Madison Square Garden wraps indelible day across New York

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How did disaster happen?


How did disaster happen?
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/25/middleeast/hajj-pilgrimage-stampede/index.html

US and China agree cybercrime truce


US and China agree cybercrime truce http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-34360934

Timbuktu destruction suspect at ICC


Timbuktu destruction suspect at ICC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34368108

Syria rebels give equipment to al-Qaeda


Syria rebels give equipment to al-Qaeda http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34368073