Coverafbeelding Leonard Cohen - Lover Lover Lover
  • Statistieken
  •   4 wkn Tipparade
  •   1974

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   21-09-1934
Land   Canada

Al op jonge leeftijd speelde hij in een countrygroep, The Buckskin Boys. In 1956 brengt hij zin eerste dichtbundel uit, Let Us Compare Mythologies. Tien jaar later besluit hij zich toe te leggen op het schrijven van muziek. Zo is hij verantwoordelijk voor Suzanne, dat door Judy Collins werd opgenomen. In 1967 verschijnt zijn debuutalbum Songs Of Leonard Cohen.



In 1974 staat hij zelf in de Tipparade met Lover, Lover, Lover. Hallelujah werd in 2009 een nummer 1-hit voor Lisa en zette ook Leonard Cohen opnieuw in de schijnwerpers.

Songtekst

I asked my father,
I said, "father change my name."
The one I'm using now it's covered up
with fear and filth and cowardice and shame.

Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me,
Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me.

He said, "I locked you in this body,
I meant it as a kind of trial.
You can use it for a weapon,
Or to make some woman smile."

Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me,
Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me.

"Then let me start again," I cried,
"please let me start again,
I want a face that's fair this time,
I want a spirit that is calm."

Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me,
Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me.

"I never never turned aside," he said,
"I never walked away.
It was you who built the temple,
it was you who covered up my face."

Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me,
Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me.

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.

Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me,
Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me.

Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me,
Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me

Songinformatie

ArtiestLeonard Cohen
 A-kant
Titel lover lover lover
Lengte 03:18
Componist(en) Leonard Cohen
Producer(s) John Lissauer, Leonard Cohen
 B-kant
Titel who by fire
Lengte 02:32
Componist(en) Leonard Cohen
Producer(s) John Lissauer, Leonard Cohen
 
Platenlabel CBS
Catalogusnr CBS2699
Album New Skin For The Old Ceremony

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