There's still a war ...

Vale Leonard Cohen: 1934-2016

'Over a musical career that spanned nearly five decades, Mr. Cohen wrote songs that addressed — in spare language that could be both oblique and telling — themes of love and faith, despair and exaltation, solitude and connection, war and politics.'  — New York Times

'Only Bob Dylan exerted a more profound influence upon his generation, and perhaps only Paul Simon and fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell equaled him as a song poet. — Rolling Stone

'There is a war between the rich and poor,
a war between the man and the woman.
There is a war between the left and right,
a war between the black and white,
a war between the odd and the even.

Why don't you come on back to the war, pick up your tiny burden,
why don't you come on back to the war, let's all get even,
why don't you come on back to the war, can't you hear me speaking?'

Leonard Cohen, 'There Is A War', New Skin for the Old Ceremony, 1974.

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'There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.'

— Leonard Cohen, 'Anthem', The Future, 1992.