Kris Kristofferson Chooses His Epitaph From Leonard Cohen’s Bird On The Wire

‘Like a bird on a wire,
Like a drunk in some midnight choir,
I have tried in my way to be free’

…. That’s my epitaph


Kris Kristofferson


From Take This Waltz: A Celebration of Leonard Cohen, Edited by Michael Fournier and Ken Norris (The Muses Company, Quebec, Canada: 1994). Photo by Ron Baker (Kingsnake) – Cropped from the original, SXSW 2006 – Kris Kristofferson – Austin Music Awards, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikipedia

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Nov 8, 2008 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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