Album Review : Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (2016)

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I woke this morning to the awful news (seems to be a theme this week) that Leonard Cohen had died. I read an article from the New Yorker after I heard. Part of the article mentions that a few months ago Leonard found out his former lover and the muse for the song So long, Marianne was dying. He wrote these words to Marianne Ihlen

“Well Marianne, it’s come to this time when we are really so old and our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon. Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine. And you know that I’ve always loved you for your beauty and your wisdom, but I don’t need to say anything more about that because you know all about that. But now, I just want to…

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