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Friday, 11 November 2016

Leonard Cohen's "Democracy"; Life on Hydra, Greece


"From the wars against disorder,
from the sirens night and day,
from the fires of the homeless,
from the ashes of the gay:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A....

From the wells of disappointment
where the women kneel to pray...
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A....

It's here they got the range
And the machinery for change..."

From Leonard Cohen, "Democracy"

Leonard Cohen, Twenty Essential Songs (Rolling Stone)

Leonard Cohen dead at 82: tributes paid to legendary singer-songwriter, The Guardian

Obituary, The Guardian

John Burnside on the heart and artistry of Leonard Cohen, New Statesman

Leonard Cohen's Theories on Life, Democracy and The Future | MTV Full 1993 Interview

Cohencentric: Leonard Cohen Considered, website

Hydra-related postings on Cohencentric

In Memory of Leonard Cohen, 




In his Hydra House, 1988, YouTube

Leonard Cohen on Hydra

Leonard Cohen meets his muse in Greece - In 1960, the poet/singer decamped to the romantic Greek island of Hydra, in search of inspiration. He found it in the form of Marianne Ihlen, the woman who transformed his life and career. James Burke’s camera recorded it all, Sunday Times

More James Burke photos

Leonard Cohen's Muse Suzanne Verdal
Leonard Cohen's Greek island haven bids balladeer farewell. eKathimerini

LEONARD COHEN MAKES IT DARKER, David Remnick, The New Yorker

You Want it Darker (video)

Travelin' Light (video)

Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye

Go no more a-roving

A Swedish Reaction - Svenska Dagbladet

More from Sweden

"Hallelujah" caught a corporeal spirituality

LEONARD COHEN - The Last Interview (September 2016); David Remnick from The New Yorker




The Legend of Leonard Cohen will ‘Live Forever’ on Hydra (Video), Grek Reporter






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