TipperaryAnn wrote:I love "The night comes on " too; in fact, as I posted elsewhere, it was the first Leonard Cohen song I fell in love with, which started me listening to his songs. I particularly love the last verse - the crickets, the vesper bell and "the cat's curled asleep in his chair". Very cosy and comforting to listen to, especially at night .
I am sorry, I didn't read back far enough. The lines you quote are indeed lovely and they portray a very beautiful and cosy image. But, at the end of that verse the lines: 'And the night comes on /It's very calm / I want to cross over, I want to go home /But she says, Go back, go back to the World', it seems that the narator wants to go to a different home that's on another side, and I dont think it is to the land of the sleeping. However, the narators seems to get told that it's not his time yet to go to this other side. Which is the more comforting, to know that one will sometime cross over or that there's more living to do in this world?