And may the spirit of this song,
may it rise up pure and free.
May it be a shield for you,
a shield against the enemy.
Lover, Lover, Lover In 2013
Lover, Lover, Lover enjoyed a dramatic increase in popularity during the 2013 Tour. Leif Bodnarchuk, writing about this Brussels concert at his No Ideas blog, notes
Again, Lover Lover Lover gets a great reception; I don’t recall the song triggering extended applause when it was added to the set some time ago. I do remember (vaguely) when it was added; I’d never heard it before, and assumed it was a new song, but that shows you what I know. Regardless, it turns out to be wildly popular with audiences these days.
And check out the smile on Leonard’s face at the end.
Leonard Cohen – Lover Lover Lover
Featuring Javier Mas
Brussels: June 30, 2013
Video by Ingrid Van Daele
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 July 1, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.