“A song should affirm the life of the heart and if it doesn’t touch you then there is no point” Leonard Cohen

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If a song doesn’t move swiftly from heart-to-heart then it doesn’t qualify as a song for you. A song should affirm the life of the heart and if it doesn’t touch you then there is no point. We live in a very analytical time so we are invited to analyse everything we do and like but I don’t think our affections are based on analysis. The things we feel good about and touch us are perceived easily.

 

 

Leonard Cohen

 

From Cohen Won’t Take You Down by Bruce Guthrie (Melbourne Herald: May 30, 1985)

Credit Due Department: Thanks to Barry Hansen, who posted the Herald article on FB. Photo By Daniel Bastida

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Mar 11, 2017.

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