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Post by jerry » Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:41 am

She's rubbing half the world against her thighs
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Post by linda_lakeside » Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:14 am

She's a hundred but she's wearing something tight!
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Post by YankovicGretzky » Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:42 am

They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom


It sounds like something a 20 year old would say after moving out of their parents house. I think it's funny. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by jerry » Sun Oct 24, 2004 5:01 am

an ape with angel glands erased the final wisps of pain with the music of rubber bands
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Post by painkillersinaction » Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:57 pm

i'll go with:
“I said there'd been a flood.
I said there's nothing left.
I hoped that you would come.
I gave you my address. “

THE LETTERS

the fothcoming winter belongs to mr Leonard Cohen
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Post by linda_lakeside » Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:49 am

I have added so many lines to this topic that I really should stop now. Leonard has written THOUSANDS of perfect lines. I would like to say though, that painkillersinaction[/u] is a user name that I can certainly relate to.
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Post by Don G » Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:52 am

"confied to sex, we pressed against the limits of the sea:"
-A Thousand Kisses Deep

it seemes as though it is not always acceptable to be honest or to express yourself unless it is with art, poetry or sex. I don't know if that is what this is about but I was listening to it while writing an essay and it seemed to go along with the song.

"I wish I could say everything there was to say in one word. I hate all the things that can happen between the begining of a sentece and the end."
-The Favorite Game
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Post by linda_lakeside » Thu Nov 11, 2004 1:54 pm

I agree with you there. A Thousand Kisses Deep is a great song with many great lines. In the Blackening Pages there is verse after verse of this song. In the end it makes about three songs. It's kind of interesting how Leonard explains the process.
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~ The smell of perfume in the air, bits of beauty everywhere ~ Leonard Cohen.
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Post by Jonnie Falafel » Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:23 pm

"Upheld by the simplicities of pleasure,
We gain the light & we formlessly entwine,
All radiant beyond your widest measure,
We fall between the voices and the wine"

"I will speak no more,
I shall abide until,
I am spoken for,
If it be your will"

"The birds they sang at the break of day,
Start again I heard them say"
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Post by linda_lakeside » Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:45 pm

All busy in the sunlight
The flecks did float and dance
And I was tumbled up with them
In formless ciurcumstance
~ The smell of perfume in the air, bits of beauty everywhere ~ Leonard Cohen.
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Post by Don G » Sun Nov 14, 2004 12:32 am

thanks Linda
I saw these a wile ago but didn't have time to look at it then I forgot about it I will have to go back. :D
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Post by pipkinra » Sun Nov 14, 2004 3:34 am

And high above the wedding guests he hung the ashes of her wedding dress.

Several girls embraced me then I was embraced by men, is my passion perfect? No do it all again.

Ah the wind the wind is blowing, through the trees the winds are blowing freedom soon will come. Then we'll come from the shadows.

Just 3 of many emotionally felt lines from the master of poetry.
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Post by linda_lakeside » Sun Nov 14, 2004 4:49 pm

I could be wrong here. Probably as I'm relying on memory but isn't it -
The wind is blowing, through the graves the wind is blowing? I was going to add that to some of my favourite lines as well, but it really isn't a Cohen song is it? I don't know what it sounds like in its original form - so he get's points for arrangement anyway! :)
~ The smell of perfume in the air, bits of beauty everywhere ~ Leonard Cohen.
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Post by laplageauxfolles » Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:54 am

"You told me again you preferred handsome men
but for me you would make an exception."

"... giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street."

I have never been to Chelsea but I would know that room.


"Then fire, make your body cold,
I'm going to give you mine to hold,"
saying this she climbed inside
to be his one, to be his only bride.

Wonderful sexual imagery of consumption.



"Oh teachers are my lessons done?
I cannot do another one.
They laughed and laughed and said, Well child,
are your lessons done?"

I remember hearing this for the first time and realizing that there really is no one to tell me anymore when my lessons are done.


"And even though
It all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah"

Amen.


"I fought against the bottle,
But I had to do it drunk –
Took my diamond to the pawnshop –
But that don’t make it junk...
I don’t trust my inner feelings –
Inner feelings come and go."

Gentle self depricating humor and good advice from TNS.


Too many great lyrics, too many choices...

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Post by Don G » Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:38 am

"Have I carved enough, my lord
Child, you are bone."

I could write out this whole song
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