Growing up, Leonard Cohen's songs were never my favourite kind. Along with the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Paddy Riley, Jethro Tull, The Beatles, Foster & Allen and a pile of others, Cohen contributed to the soundtrack of my childhood. His lyrics were soulful & poetic, his melody's sombre & haunting, but to my young ears his songs didn't appeal like those of my musical heroes,The Beatles.
Yet as an adult his music now resonates for me in a way that nobody else's does. Anytime I hear a Cohen song of old, the past comes alive in a way that no other piece of music, photo, movie, or smell can evoke.
Rest in Peace Leonard & thank you for the songs.
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