NEW COHEN SONGS!! LISTEN TO THEM HERE!!!

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NEW COHEN SONGS!! LISTEN TO THEM HERE!!!

Post by dreamermusic » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:55 pm

Hi!

I´ve got the pleasure of sharing this with you all. They´re two new songs recorded by Leonard himself on his keyboard (at home I suppose). Maybe we´ll hear them in his next CD.

FIRST SONG: "BOOK OF LONGING" The very poem from the very book "Book of Longing"
http://rapidshare.com/files/136014078/B ... ng.mp3.htm

SECOND SONG: "PUPPETS" The poem "Puppets" from the Book of Longing
http://rapidshare.com/files/136016507/Puppets.mp3.html

Hope you enjoy them!!
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Post by jerry » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:40 pm

Those songs have been floating around for a long time. I heard them last year.
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Post by IrishMar » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:41 pm

Thanks for sharing these, they are new to me, just LOVE his voice
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Post by Fljotsdale » Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:59 pm

Thank you! I'd not heard them before, either.

And, yeah, very seductive voice! :lol:
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This one does make me cry.
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Post by John Etherington » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:18 pm

I believe that these songs were first played on a radio programme where Leonard appeared with Anjani, a year or so back. Clearly they are works in progress.

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Post by kwills » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:34 pm

Thanks for this,I really enjoyed them.
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Post by Inna » Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:20 pm

Thank you so much. I haven't heard these before. Wonderful. Interesting.
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Post by abby » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:22 pm

Listening to Book of Longing just makes me feel cool.
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Post by Murf » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:56 am

Thank you. :)
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Post by daka » Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:17 am

Thanks to the original poster of these treasures and to Diane who passed on 'The Good News'!

I REALLY REALLY like them. They have me very excited about Leonard's next cd. Dear Heather was OK but I just don't find myself gorging on those songs indefinitely, as I do with 10 New Songs, The Future, I'm Your Man, his other recent work.

'Puppet' once again expresses something that I have experienced in this life..... I have always suspected myself of having a 'manipulation' complex. I seem to be acutely aware of the strings of tradition, culture, habitual behavior, karma etc. I think that is what Leonard is writing about. I have only listened to it once... one down and five million to go!

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Post by imaginary friend » Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:04 am

Just listened to 'Book of Longing' – Damn! Leonard gives good whisper :twisted:

Thanks very much for these two songs
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Post by daka » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:40 pm

LYRICS (I think) to the song... Book of Longing
(different from the book!)

The Book Of Longing


I can't make the hills, the system is shot
I'm livin' on pills, for which I thank god
I used to be strong, the cock of the walk
The time is long gone, past my laughing stock

I followed the course, from chaos to art
Desire the whore, depression the cart
My page was too white, my ink was too thin
The hand wouldn't write, the song wouldn't sing

My animal howled, my angel's upset
But I'm not allowed, a trace of regret
For someone made you, what I couldn't be
My heart will be hurt, impersonally

She'll step on the path, she'll see what I mean
My will cut in half, freedom between
For less than a second, our hearts will collide
The end left suspended, the door open wide

Then she will move on, with nary a care
What no one has done, she'll heal and repair
I know she is coming, I know she will look
That is my longing, this is my book

I know she is coming, I know she will look
This was my longing, this was my book

Sean

... been busy digesting this one... and trying to learn it

If anyone has some chord suggestions for the background music to "Book of Longing" and to "Puppets" I would appreciate knowing what you think they might be... I am not great at figuring chords out.
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Post by tomsakic » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:49 pm

It was here (and transcripts of changed lyrics) - viewtopic.php?f=19&t=6629
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Post by zahov » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:44 am

The sound of "Book of longing" somehow reminds me of "Lilly was here" from Candy Duffler.

I love Leonard and I like both songs. Very impatient for his new album... And hopefully a blue ray disk from the tour :D.
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