The Canadian musician had a unique and arresting way with words
An incomparable poet and songwriter, Leonard Cohen is renowned for his ability to craft lines that can make you laugh, cry or despair of the world. Though his reputation for writing songs full of darkness and misery, there’s also plenty of charm and elegance in his words. Here are some of his most beautiful lyrics.
“Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river/You can hear the boats go by, you can spend the night forever/And you know that she’s half-crazy but that’s why you want to be there/And she feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China/And just when you mean to tell her that you have no love to give her/Then he gets you on her wavelength/And she lets the river answer that you’ve always been her lover“