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Unusual Cohen mentions in other songs

Postby John the Shorts » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:45 pm

Don't think I've seen anything like this but eventually decided to post anyway.

I guess this would be primarily for Other Artists referencing LC in their songs.

I'll start off with a little bit of Half Man Half Biscuit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNUylThv2f8 (The Leonard reference is approx 2mins in)

The Lyrics are here http://www.chrisrand.com/hmhb/achtung-b ... ters-sent/ and the last Verse contains the Cohen Reference(s)

"Thirteen across
Where was the clue?
Bird on the wire
Len, you’re the dog’s"

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Re: Unusual Cohen mentions in other songs

Postby Junk » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:13 am

Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UduuxKdPt9Q

:lol:
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Re: Unusual Cohen mentions in other songs

Postby LisaLCFan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:21 am

One of my favourite songs, with major Leonard Cohen mentions, is "There is a Light," by Rae Spoon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hi8KQEjUz8

And, this song's title gives away the Leonard Cohen reference: "I Love Leonard Cohen," by Robin Grey, featured on a rather special video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsGfxNFgs8c

And then there are a couple tunes by Nancy White, all about Leonard, which I don't know if videos exists, but here are the lyrics:

http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/white.html
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Re: Unusual Cohen mentions in other songs

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:16 pm

Junk wrote:Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UduuxKdPt9Q

:lol:
Murray, I'm embarrassed to say, I was never aware of that line in the song, despite having heard it many times over the years! :oops:

I guess I just never really paid much attention to the Skyhooks or their songs (and lyrics). ;-)

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Re: Unusual Cohen mentions in other songs

Postby B4real » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:57 am

John the Shorts wrote:Don't think I've seen anything like this but eventually decided to post anyway.

I guess this would be primarily for Other Artists referencing LC in their songs.
Here you go John the Shorts; you'll find a lot here!
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/songsabout.html
SONGS ABOUT LEONARD COHEN
These songs are about Leonard Cohen or mention him either in the title or lyrics.
Click on the links to read the lyrics.

Maybe Jarkko might want to add all those songs and singers mentioned above to that list.
Nancy White's are there already.
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Re: Unusual Cohen mentions in other songs

Postby maroo » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:24 pm

Nirvana, with "pennyroyal tea"

"Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sigh eternally"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNd5cZ9lbM0
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Re: Unusual Cohen mentions in other songs

Postby John the Shorts » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:18 am

B4real wrote:
John the Shorts wrote:Don't think I've seen anything like this but eventually decided to post anyway.

I guess this would be primarily for Other Artists referencing LC in their songs.
Here you go John the Shorts; you'll find a lot here!
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/songsabout.html
SONGS ABOUT LEONARD COHEN
These songs are about Leonard Cohen or mention him either in the title or lyrics.
Click on the links to read the lyrics.

Maybe Jarkko might want to add all those songs and singers mentioned above to that list.
Nancy White's are there already.
B4Real - thanks, it's amazing what you forget about after a few years away (think it's called growing old)
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