https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Cohen






Dear Leonard,

WHY, WHY DIE ??

You made orphans out of us
We know that the good guys always die first

However, precisely in these times of turbulence and blackness we need you , fabulous poet of poets in music

To make us feel and think beyond the daily madness of this world
To make fools look like fools
To make us see what really matters in life

To make us see the unseen

You knew that Joost van den Vondel - one of our old poets -

was right : "eeuwigh gaet voor oogenblick"

You got into my heart and
before I knew it you owned a big piece of it

I have got you under my skin, my dear friend

Thank you on behalf of all good people and of humanity

 

©JeVeBe

"Anthem"

The birds they sang 

at the break of day 
Start again 
I heard them say 
Don't dwell on what 
has passed away 
or what is yet to be. 
Ah the wars they will 
be fought again 
The holy dove 
She will be caught again 
bought and sold 
and bought again 
the dove is never free. 


Ring the bells that still can ring 
Forget your perfect offering 
There is a crack in everything 

That's how the light gets in. 

We asked for signs 
the signs were sent: 
the birth betrayed 
the marriage spent 
Yeah the widowhood 
of every government -- 
signs for all to see. 

I can't run no more 
with that lawless crowd 
while the killers in high places 
say their prayers out loud. 
But they've summoned, they've summoned up 
a thundercloud 
and they're going to hear from me. 

Ring the bells that still can ring ... 

You can add up the parts 
but you won't have the sum 
You can strike up the march, 
there is no drum 
Every heart, every heart 
to love will come 
but like a refugee. 

Ring the bells that still can ring 
Forget your perfect offering 
There is a crack, a crack in everything 
That's how the light gets in. 

Ring the bells that still can ring 
Forget your perfect offering 
There is a crack, a crack in everything 
That's how the light gets in. 
That's how the light gets in. 
That's how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen 

Ook prachtig:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1Cb4VjBKjc

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSuCWq0ruuk&list=RDuSuCWq0ruuk