September 16, 2013 8:59

Leonard Cohen debuts new song in Dublin

'I've Got A Secret' borrows words from another unreleased song, 'Feels So Good'

Leonard Cohen debuts new song in Dublin

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Leonard Cohen debuted a new song in Dublin last week – scroll down to watch fan-shot footage from the gig.

The veteran performer, who appeared at London's O2 Arena last night (September 15), performed the new track for the first time at Dublin's O2 Arena on September 12.

Titled 'I've Got A Secret', it uses some lyrics from another unreleased song, 'Feels So Good', which was debuted on Cohen's 2009 tour and has appeared on numerous setlists since, but has not been released as an official recording.

The song includes the lines: "I'd like to love you baby, but I don't feel right, I've got this full length mirror, and it ain't a pretty sight."

Cohen's London O2 Arena show and a previous show in Leeds were rescheduled having originally been placed on dates of solemn religious observance. The London date, originally planned for September 14, clashed with Yom Kippur.

Last year, U2's Bono called Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' the "most perfect song in the world". The frontman made the claim in a book by Alan Light, called The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of 'Hallelujah'. Other artists making their love of the track known in the book include Regina Spektor, who said: "This song is pretty much indestructible."

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