“[Sisters Of Mercy] was the first and only time I’ve written a song from beginning to end without a correction. I think it’s the prettiest song I’ve written.” Leonard Cohen Performs Sisters of Mercy – Amsterdam 2012

I wanted to know what the truth of Sisters Of Mercy was.

 

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I was very lonely. I only had my guitar. And suddenly I found two girls who invited me to spend the night with them. I soon realized that this had nothing to do with sex. We just went to sleep because I was very tired. I woke up during the night and they were asleep. I started writing this song and when they woke up I sang it and I think I made them very happy. I think it was the first and only time I’ve written a song from beginning to end without a correction. I think it’s the prettiest song I’ve written.1

 

Leonard Cohen

 

Leonard Cohen – Sisters of Mercy
Featuring Javier Mas

Amsterdam: Aug 22, 2012
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Also See Leonard Cohen Talks About Barbara And Lorraine, The Original Sisters Of Mercy

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 Aug 25, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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  1. Leonard Cohen – Words And Silences by Constantino Romero (1974). Republished in Rockdelux 356 (December 2016). Via Google Translate. []

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