My tunes often deal with a moral crisis. I often feel myself a part of such a crisis and try to relate it in song. There’s a line in a poem I wrote that sums this up perfectly: ‘My betrayals are so fresh they still come with explanations.’
Note; The line “My betrayals are so fresh they still come with explanations: is from My Teacher is Dying, published in Flowers for Hitler.
From Leonard Cohen: Cohen’s New Skin by Harvey Kubernik. Melody Maker: March 1, 1975. Accessed at LeonardCohenFiles, Photo credit: Emily Bindiger.
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 Jan 5, 2017.