A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

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A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby jarkko » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:52 pm

A brand new lyric video for "Show Me The Place" has now been posted on
Sony's Leonard Cohen YouTube page at http://youtu.be/WCtoVoE5Mm4
Aaron Hymes was the director / animator of the video.

The song is available in audio at Leonard's Soundcloud pages: http://soundcloud.com/leonardcohen/show-me
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Re: A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby BlizzardofIce » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:44 pm

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Re: A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby BEATRIZ SALLES » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:08 pm

Love it!
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Re: A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby lizzytysh » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:14 pm

This is what I wrote there:

Imbued with Leonard's signature gravitas, this song needs nothing added, and the simplicity of your presentation with images barely visible until the end, and the lyrics written in time with his voice, in their imperfect inking, is perfect for this song. Beautifully wrought.
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Re: A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby Tony Crosbie » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:10 pm

Love the video.
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Re: A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby Susy » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:31 pm

Thank You Jarkko , it's so beautiful !!!
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Re: A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby holydove » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:46 pm

That is really lovely - thank you!
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Re: A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby Goldin » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:07 am

Tyler Munro commented at http://www.aux.tv:
Lyric videos are becoming increasingly popular–as evidence by the fact that this is the second one we’ve mentioned this morning and the third in two days–and that’s well and good, but when crafting a clip to highlight a song’s lyrics, it’s probably worth a proof-read or two. Especially when it’s a video for the new Leonard Cohen song, “Show Me the Place.”

Not that we don’t all make mistakes, but Cohen’s words are kind of a big deal. They’re the attraction. So the fact that nobody seemed to catch on that “forgotten” was misspelled pretty early on (25 seconds) in the video strikes us as a little odd. Or careless. Or maybe intentional.

Either way, Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas is out January 31st, 2012.
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Re: A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby lizzytysh » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:45 am

Interesting... and I normally would have noticed a typo or misspell. Well... hmmm.
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Re: A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby B4real » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:32 am

lizzytysh wrote:Interesting... and I normally would have noticed a typo or misspell. Well... hmmm.
ha ha! Lizzy, that's because you were concentrating on THAT VOICE!
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Re: A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby remote1 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:42 pm

I did... :) but couldn't care less... It was a great video all the same!
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Postby Stamatina » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:04 pm

remote1 wrote:I did... :) but couldn't care less... It was a great video all the same!
I noticed the typo, too, but it didn't bother me, because sometimes, when I write, my "e"s come out as "o"s, too.. :razz: :razz:

loved the video!! :D
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Re: A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby lizzytysh » Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:01 pm

You're right, Bev... it was Leonard's voice and the meaning of the song that rose above it all for me, and I simply did not notice. If I had, it would not have mattered, as it still does not. Those primary factors and the video with its veiled barely visible visions of some of Leonard's drawings and its simple presentation of his lyrics were all-satisfying.
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Re: A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby MaryB » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:35 pm

Lyric videos are new to me. This is a different and lovely form of video. I found myself pausing it over and over again to better absorb the words and meaning. The only thing that could have improved this was to have the words displayed in his own penmanship. Thank you for posting this Jarkko.
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Re: A lyric video for "Show Me The Place"

Postby Geoffrey » Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:35 pm

MaryB wrote:Lyric videos are new to me. This is a different and lovely form of video. I found myself pausing it over and over again to better absorb the words and meaning. The only thing that could have improved this was to have the words displayed in his own penmanship. Thank you for posting this Jarkko.
i'm no graphologist, but i thought it WAS leonard's handwriting - but then again i can be pretty naive. but like you, i too am new to these so-called 'lyric videos'. leonard has always sung with clear diction, but having visual access to the words does encourage one's brain to absorb with greater appreciation the mesage being offered. i really like this song - it's so good!
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