Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen


9/21/1934, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Leonard Cohen


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Leonard Cohen, the poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter, was born on September 21st 1934 in Montreal, Canada. When he was only 9 years old, his father died. He was raised in a Jewish middle class family. Cohen attended McGill University in 1951 where he became President of the McGill…more


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  • Legend.

    Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river

    You can hear the boats go by

    You can spend the night beside her

    And you know that she's half crazy

    But that's why you want to be there

    And she feeds you tea and oranges

    That come all the way from China

    And just when you mean to tell her

    That you have no love to give her

    Then she gets you on her wavelength

    And she lets the river answer

    That you've always been her lover

    And you want to travel with her

    And you want to travel blind

    And you know that she will trust you

    For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.

    And Jesus was a sailor

    When he walked upon the water

    And he spent a long time watching

    From his lonely wooden tower

    And when he knew for certain

    Only drowning men could see him

    He said "All men will be sailors then

    Until the sea shall free them"

    But he himself was broken

    Long before the sky would open

    Forsaken, almost human

    He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone

    And you want to travel with him

    And you want to travel blind

    And you think maybe you'll trust him

    For he's touched your perfect body with his mind.

    Now Suzanne takes your hand

    And she leads you to the river

    She is wearing rags and feathers

    From Salvation Army counters

    And the sun pours down like honey

    On our lady of the harbour

    And she shows you where to look

    Among the garbage and the flowers

    There are heroes in the seaweed

    There are children in the morning

    They are leaning out for love

    And they will lean that way forever

    While Suzanne holds the mirror

    And you want to travel with her

    And you want to travel blind

    And you know that you can trust her

    For she's touched your perfect body with her mind.moreless