“If it be your will” (Antony Hegarty)

If it be your will That I speak no more And my voice be still As it was before I will speak no more I shall abide until I am spoken for If it be your will If it be your will That a voice be true From this broken hill I will sing to…

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“Teachers” (Leonard Cohen)

I met a woman long ago Her hair the black that black can go Are you a teacher of the heart? Soft she answered no I met a girl across the sea Her hair the gold that gold can be Are you a teacher of the heart? Yes, but not for thee I met a…

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A Reading of Leonard Cohen’s “The Future” (Heidi Hochenedel)

THE LEONARD COHEN FILES In his 1992 album The Future, poet and musician Leonard Cohen combines images, both sacred and profane, to reveal a stunning vision of the apocalypse and the means to salvation. Although Cohen is a Jewish student of Buddhism, he frequently uses Christian mythology in his writing. The purpose of this essay…

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“Happens to the heart” (Leonard Cohen)

I was always working steady But I never called it art I got my shit together Meeting Christ and reading Marx It failed my little fire But it’s bright the dying spark Go tell the young messiah What happens to the heart There’s a mist of summer kisses Where I tried to double-park The rivalry…

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