“There are songs of greeting and songs of parting and then songs to those we are stuck with. [Why Don’t You Try] is a song to one whom one is stuck with” Leonard Cohen

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There are songs of greeting and songs of parting and then songs to those we are stuck with. This is a song to one whom one is stuck with, one whom one is sealed in a long conversation and a long embrace. In the first two verses we examine their predicament from various points of view, for which the French would have many interesting explanations. In the last verse, I attempt to marry the poor devils.

 

Leonard Cohen

 

Leonard Cohen’s introduction to Why Don’t You Try – Berlin: Sept 24, 1974. Photo By Pete Purnell.

 

Leonard Cohen – Why Don’t You Try?
Berlin: Sept 24, 1974
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