“We all live lives that are tethered to certain circumstances in which we find ourselves. So in a certain sense everyone is born in chains and lives in chains… but there are also moments of liberation and also captivity.” Leonard Cohen On Born In Chains + 2010 Performance

Leonard Cohen’s Moving Performance Of Born In Chains – Oakland 2010
Featuring Sharon Robinson, Webb Sisters, & Dino Soldo

Leonard Cohen – Born In Chains
Oakland: Dec 6. 2010
Video from arlenedick15


The titular quotation is from Leonard Cohen: ‘I’m a closet optimist’ [a report on the Sept 16, 2014 London Press Preview Of Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems] by Andy Morris. Gigwise, Sept 16, 2014.

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 video was originally posted Dec 7, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.com. The quotation was originally posted July 15, 2018 at Cohencentric.

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