There are always meaningful songs for somebody. People are doing their courting, people are finding their wives, people are making babies, people are washing their dishes, people are getting through the day with songs that we may find insignificant. But their significance is affirmed by others. There’s always someone affirming the significance of a song by taking a woman into his arms or by getting through the night; that’s what dignifies the song. Songs don’t dignify human activity. Human activities dignify the song.
Leonard Cohen by Paul Zollo. Boulevard Magazine: Jan 29, 2013.
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 June 23, 2014 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.