Posted by sigismund on April 1, 2012, at 19:04:16
In reply to Sigismund: A bit of Leonard Cohen for you., posted by free on April 1, 2012, at 18:55:26
I remember at his first concert he mentioned the name of the woman on whom the song is based. Perhaps it had a non-Anglo feel? Could it have once been a French name?
He mentioned the tea they had. Nothing at all happened, except in his mind. She seems to have been a very good friend of his.
It is the middle bit of each stanza I most like, in particular
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror
Perhaps I still have the record I had around 40 years ago?