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VIII. The Cohenpedia - Leonard Cohen von A - Z

(Quelle: Christof Graf`s Bücher über Leonard Cohen - ,,Partisan der Liebe" (1996) und ,,Titan der Worte" (2010)

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Prolog/ e (Ansprachen, Announcements, Vorreden) zu den Songs

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Spoken Words

Teil II/ Part II

(Teil II in Form von Kommentaren zu seinen Liedern während Interviews und Pressekonferenzen,

Teil I i.S.v. Prologen, )

Die folgende Liste enthält sog. "Spoken Words" von Leonard Cohen in Form von Kommentaren zu seinen Liedern.

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Bird On a Wire:

"It was begun in Greece because there were no wires on the island where I was living to a cer-tain moment. There were no telephone wires. There were no telephones. There was no electri-city. So at a certain point they put in these telephone poles, and you wouldn't notice them now, but when they first went up, it was about all I did -- stare out the window at these telephone wires and think how civilization had caught up with me and I wasn't going to be able to escape after all. I wasn't going to be able to live this 11th-century life that I thought I had found for myself. So that was the beginning. Then, of course, I noticed that birds came to the wires and that was how that song began. "Like a drunk in a midnight choir," that's also set on the island. Where drinkers, me included, would come up the stairs. There was great tolerance among the people for that because it could be in the middle of the night. You'd see three guys with their arms around each other, stumbling up the stairs and singing these impeccable thirds. So that image came from the island: 'Like a drunk in a midnight choir'." (1993, Magazine "Songtalk)

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Famous Blue Raincoat:

,,Famous Blue Raincoat" ist aber auch ein Song voller Rätsel, zu deren Auflösung nicht einmal Leonard Cohen in der Lage zu sein scheint: Ich habe vergessen, ob ich mit der Frau wirklich zusammen gewesen bin. Ich weiss nicht, ob sie tatsächlich existiert hat. (2001, Berlin, Interview mit Christof Graf)

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