“I wanted to write one of those tough guy songs, one of those saloon songs” Leonard Cohen On Everybody Knows + 2009 Performance

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I wanted to write one of those tough guy songs, one of those saloon songs. If you look closely, you can see it is a guy on the road or in the bar affirming his feelings but in a friendly way. It’s not like someone spitting on your grave. It’s like we are all in this together — everybody knows.

 

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Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Coachella: April 17, 2009

 

Credit Due Department: Photo by Alberto Manzano.

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 Feb 2, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.
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  1. From Robert Hilburn Interviews Leonard Cohen by Robert Hilburn (Los Angeles Times, September 24, 1995). []

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