Un anno fa ci lasciava Leonard Cohen: Suzanne, con testo e video

Un anno fa moriva il grandissimo Leonard Cohen. In suo ricordo, vi posto il brano Suzanne, con testo e video.

Il 7 novembre 2016, moriva ad 82 anni Leonard Cohen.

Leonard Norman Cohen, era nato a Montréal (Canada) il 21 settembre 1934, è stato poeta, scrittore, cantautore.

Lo definirei il poeta della musica, capace di raccontare la solitudine, la religione e la sessualità come pochi altri.

La sua voce bassa, pareva prendere vigore dalla sua anima. Nella sua carriera ha ricevuto vari premi e riconoscimenti, come Compagno dell’Ordine del Canada, Premio Principe delle Asturie, oltre che l’ inserimento nelle Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, nella Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame e nella Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Instancabile lavoratore, Cohen aveva pubblicato il suo ultimo lavoro, “You Want It Darker“, il 21 ottobre 2016.

Suzanne è una celebre canzone di Leonard Cohen contenuta nel suo disco d’esordio del 1967, il cui testo fu inizialmente pubblicato nel 1966 come poesia.(Fonte Wikipedia)

Testo: Leonard Cohen – Suzanne

Suzanne takes you down
to her place near the river
you can hear the boats go by
you can spend the night beside her
and you know that she’s half crazy
but that’s why you want to be there
and she feeds you tea and oranges
that come all the way from China
and just when you mean to tell her
that you have no love to give her
then she gets you on her wavelength
and she lets the river answer
that you’ve always been her lover
And you want to travel with her
and you want to travel blind
and you know that she will trust you
for you’ve touched her perfect body with your mind.
And Jesus was a sailor
when he walked upon the water
and he spent a long time watching
from his lonely wooden tower
and when he knew for certain
only drowning men could see him
he said – All men will be sailors then
until the sea shall free them –
but he himself was broken
long before the sky would open
forsaken, almost human
he sank beneath your wisdom like a stone
And you want to travel with him
and you want to travel blind
and you think maybe you’ll trust him
for he’s touched your perfect body with his mind.
Now Suzanne takes your hand
and she leads you to the river
she is wearing rags and feathers
from Salvation Army counters
and the sun pours down like honey
on our lady of the harbour
and she shows you where to look
among the garbage and the flowers
there are heroes in the seaweed
there are children in the morning
they are leaning out for love
and they will lean that way forever
while Suzanne holds the mirror
And you want to travel with her
and you want to travel blind
and you know that you can trust her
for she’s touched your perfect body with her mind

Video Youtube: Leonard Cohen – Suzanne (live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 2008)

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