Thursday, February 02, 2012

New Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

"Old Ideas" is Leonard Cohen's newest album. He's 77 and just released it two days ago!

We got "Old Ideas" in the mail yesterday and the first song on the album is called "Going Home." We listened and knew immediately that this is gonna be one hell of an album! Gets ya in the gut from the first song.

I swear this man is of another world -- thank you, Leonard, for another soul-stirring album!

And the lyrics, oh the lyrics...they...are...just...perfect.

"I love to speak with Leonard
He's a sportsman and a shepherd
He's a lazy bastard
Living in a suit"




I love to speak with Leonard
He's a sportsman and a shepherd
He's a lazy bastard
Living in a suit

But he does say what I tell him
Even though it isn't welcome
He just doesn't have the freedom
To refuse

He will speak these words of wisdom
Like a sage, a man of vision
Though he knows he's really nothing
But some brief elaboration of a tube

Going home
Without my sorrow
Going home
Sometime tomorrow
To where it's better
Than before

Going home
Without my burden
Going home
Behind the curtain
Going home
Without the costume
That I wore

He wants to write a love song
An anthem of forgiving
A manual for living with defeat

A cry above the suffering
A sacrifice recovering
But that isn't what I need him to complete

I want him to be certain
That he doesn't have a burden
That he doesn't need a vision
That he only has permission
To do my instant bidding
Which is to say what I have told him
To repeat

Going home
Without my sorrow
Going home
Sometime tomorrow
Going home
To where it's better
Than before

Going home
Without my burden
Going home
Behind the curtain
Going home
Without this costume
That I wore

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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