Meaning of: "And no one that you hurt could ever heal"?

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Meaning of: "And no one that you hurt could ever heal"?

Postby Gisa » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:21 pm

Hello fellow Cohenites,

I am new here and I have a question. As a non-native English speaker I don't understand "... And no one that you hurt could ever heal ..." (You want it darker) well enough. Does it mean: a. "No one whom you hurt could ever heal" or b. "No one by whom you have been hurt could ever heal"? Do you think of this you as a violator or as a victim?

Thank you very much in advance for your help.
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Re: Meaning of: "And no one that you hurt could ever heal"?

Postby Cate » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:07 pm

Hi Gisa,

I think that this is my favourite line in the song, maybe my favourite on the whole album.

To me, what I feel when I listen, is that I am the violator. How horrible would it be if when we hurt other people, that they would stay hurt forever. What a dark and cold thought.


The line is also a reminder that people do heal, just like the sun will come up again and the stars will stay safely pinned in the night sky.
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Re: Meaning of: "And no one that you hurt could ever heal"?

Postby Neophyte » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:25 pm

Beautiful answer!
Hallelujah!!!
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Re: Meaning of: "And no one that you hurt could ever heal"?

Postby HugoD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:02 pm

I also totally agree with Cate. This song is for me one of the most beautiful songs about love and compassion ever written.
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Re: Meaning of: "And no one that you hurt could ever heal"?

Postby Joe Way » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:14 am

Cate, what a beautiful interpretation. Thank you. I think it is one of the most important songs on the album, and your comment helps ty it all together.

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Re: Meaning of: "And no one that you hurt could ever heal"?

Postby Gisa » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:55 pm

Hello Cate and others, thank you very, very much for your sudden and helpful replies; Gisa

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