Saturday, November 12, 2016
Leonard Cohen's most memorable songs and lyrics
Leonard Cohen was a poet who brought his lonely, soulful lyrics to music, startling fans with his fresh turns of phrase.
His use of biblical imagery and word portraits of life in bars and on the road lent a gravity to songs delivered in a gritty, baritone voice.
Upon accepting a Juno in 1993, he joked, "Only in Canada could somebody with a voice like mine win vocalist of the year."
Throughout his career, Cohen returned to themes of brokenness, decay and death. But underneath the downbeat words was a sly humour, poking fun at himself and the world.
It was mesmerizing.
Here are some favourites from Canada's melancholy bard: http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/leonard-cohen-s-most-memorable-songs-and-lyrics-1.3847063
Top Tracks – Leonard Cohen