L.C. Song Hunt

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

Post by Hartmut » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:33 pm

Thanks.

Go ahead, Roman!
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:45 pm

Which Cohen song was atrociously treated by a singer now 75 years old?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:00 pm

Hi Hartmut,

The singer is Joan Baez and the song is "Suzanne."
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:03 pm

Quite right. - That was fast.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:46 pm

Hi,

Motes are significant in what song? Let's exclude "Show Me The Place" as a possibility.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Gentle Reader » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:30 pm

Born in Chains

"in every atom broken is the Name"
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Gentle Reader » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:39 pm

Love Itself


" in streams of light I clearly saw
The dust you seldom see,"


and

"All busy in the sunlight
The flecks did float and dance"
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:13 am

Hi Gentle Reader,

You are correct, twice over, with "Born In Chains" and "Love Itself." Hadn't thought of "Born In Chains."
The next question is yours, if you want it.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Gentle Reader » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:10 pm

Thanks! Name two songs which mention a baby! Excludes Lullaby.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:03 pm

Hi Gentle Reader,

"Bird On The Wire" and "The Future" are two songs that mention a baby.

"Bird On The Wire": "Like a baby, stillborn"
"The Future": "Destroy another fetus now"

Not happy references. Forgive me if they aren't the songs you had in mind.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:18 am

A few more babies:

I TRIED TO LEAVE YOU
The baby's crying

HUNTER'S LULLABY
And he leaves a baby sleeping

THANKS FOR THE DANCE
Thanks for the dance / And the baby I carried

BECAUSE OF
And cover me up / Like a baby that is shivering

WHY DON'T YOU TRY
Do you need his labour for your baby

A STREET
You left me with the dishes / And a baby in the bath

Possibly:
THE CAPTAIN
I left a wife in Tennessee / and a baby in Saigon
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:51 pm

Which song praises the values of pedicures, fire extinguishers, spectacles, cigars, space exploring, and life vests (in that order)?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:57 am

Hi Hartmut,

"Democracy" may be the song. Here's why:

pedicures: "Tiananmen Square," protesters were on their feet
fire extinguishers: "sirens"
spectacles: "wars against disorder"
cigars: "ashes of the gay"
space exploring: "beneath the lunar sway"
life vests: "Sail on, sail on / O mighty Ship of State! / To the shores of Need / Past the Reefs of Greed."
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:46 pm

Hi Steven,
Steven wrote: "Democracy" may be the song. Here's why:
That's astonishingly fitting - but, alas, not quite what I had in mind.

The song I'm looking for is ... not a sweet song. And also it's not new.
Steven wrote:spectacles: "wars against disorder"
:-) I was thinking of spectacles to put on your nose ...
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:50 pm

I just noticed that my description was wrong: I meant "manicures", not "pedicures".

Now it should be easy.
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