Leonard Cohen Is Fucking Awesome
by Benjamin Groff
And Everybody knows that. At least I do.
I just pray that I can be 1/10th as cool as this when I'm 73. Well Leonard is now 76...but just check this out, It's Leonard Cohen's classic "Everybody Knows"...he was 73 when he was performing this one live. I mean...Leonard just oozes cool, confidence and vibe and 1930s gangsta swag (Yes, he was born in 1934).
This is one of my all time favorite Leonard Cohen songs and the most 'radio friendly' song of his though it was hardly on the radio.
And just check out these lyrics.
Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
Thats how it goes
and not to mention....
Everybody Talking to their pockets
Everybody Wants a box of chocolates
And a Long Stem Rose...
Epic lyrical poetry and every line is perfection. And that's why ol' Leo is undoubtedly our "Candy of the Day."
Also check out "Hallelujah" for more epic Leonard. All I can say is Fucking amazing. Where's the 24 yr old Leonard Cohen? Andrew Bird, Bon Iver, Iron & Wine?...keep tryin' boys. I don't think so. Elliot Smith...maybe was getting there. We'll never know.