L.C. Song Hunt

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
Steven
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Sat May 23, 2015 7:17 pm

Hi Dar,

This one may have been hiding in plain sight for some who were
giving this consideration. The song is "Going Home." The lines are:

I love to speak with Leonard
He's a sportsman and a shepherd
He's a lazy bastard
Living in a suit
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by anny » Sun May 24, 2015 12:04 am

hi Steven,

now I got it, now I understand how it works !!!! believe it or not but the 2 last lines were in my mind since yesterday, next time I try to answer when it pops in my head, right or wrong !!!!!

anny
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by dar » Sun May 24, 2015 12:30 am

Ah, I see. We'll get this "game" up and running Steven. Another one?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Sun May 24, 2015 5:12 pm

Hi,

Dar and Anny, thanks.

Forum members are invited to come up with song hunt questions.
Who'll be first? In the meantime, here's another: There are at least
two songs with botanical content. Can you name them?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by dar » Sun May 24, 2015 6:30 pm

I'm off-line the next two days. I'll stop in to see how the "hunt" went when I get back.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by holydove » Sun May 24, 2015 9:07 pm

Steven wrote:Hi,

There are at least
two songs with botanical content. Can you name them?
I thought of 3 right away (if I correctly understand your term "botanical content):

Did I Ever Love You: "the lemon trees blossom/the almond trees wither"
So Long Marianne: "deep in the green lilac park"
Everybody Knows: "and a long stem rose"
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Re: AW: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Sun May 24, 2015 11:44 pm

Interesting game.

To add to Mrs. Dove's suggestions:

- Suzanne: tea and oranges; flowers; seaweed
- Come Healing: O longing of the branches, To lift the little bud
- Light As The Breeze: the wind going wild in the trees
- A Tousand Kisses Deep (Recitation): I loved you when you opened, Like a lily to the heat
- Diamonds in the Mine: the trees are burning in your promised land; there are no grapes upon the vine
- The Window: Like the rose on its ladder of thorns
- The Traitor: the Rose of High Romance
- Take This Waltz: In the cave at the tip of the lily; your lilies of snow; with the photographs there, and the moss; The hyacinth wild on my shoulder
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Judy » Sun May 24, 2015 11:55 pm

.. and there's the Ballad of the Absent Mare : .. bent down the fern / broke open the grass ... I just love those lines
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by anny » Mon May 25, 2015 12:15 am

sisters of mercy : if your live is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn they will bind you with love that is gracefull and green as a stem

lullaby : the wind in the trees is talking in tongues
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Mon May 25, 2015 6:17 am

Hi,

Wow. Responders presented numerous correct answers. :D
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by holydove » Tue May 26, 2015 12:56 am

If I may be so bold as to offer one, here goes:

There are two songs containing lyrics which suggest that there is something/someone which has royal sovereignty over the non-physical aspect of our being.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by dar » Tue May 26, 2015 1:02 am

Is "Lady Midnight" one of the songs?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by holydove » Tue May 26, 2015 1:26 am

Thank you for your guess, dar, but no, Lady Midnight is not one of the songs I'm thinking of.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Mollydog » Tue May 26, 2015 1:30 am

How about Our Lady of Solitude?
1972 London/1974 London/1985 Montreal/1993 Ottawa/2008 Montreal,London O2/2009 NYC Beacon,Kingston,Ottawa X 2,Barcelona,Las Vegas,San José/2010 Malmo,Las Vegas X 2/2012 Verona,Vancouver,Montreal X 2,Ottawa,Kingston/2013 NYC, Hamilton
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Re: AW: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Tue May 26, 2015 4:27 am

I think one of the songs has to be 'Heart with no Companion' ('the soul without a king').
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