Len Me Your Ears

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Leonard Cohen at IMMA, Dublin in 2008

Every week we give away a voucher to the value of twenty five BIG ones (Euros) to spend with abandon at any of the 13 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play on MONDAY.

This week’s theme: Leonard Cohen.

What song from the recently-departed, much beloved Canada-born poet and singer stands as his finest in YOUR view?

To enter, just please complete this sentence

‘On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s________________________because______________________________’

Lines MUST close at 4.45pm MIDNIGHT

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24 thoughts on “Len Me Your Ears

  1. Keith Mills

    ‘On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me Til The End Of Love” because everyone needs to go out in style, dancing a waltz”

  2. Seamus Blueraincoat

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s “Going Home” – because, well, he did

  3. Boj

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s best song because I need an education as I do not know any of his songs.

      1. Boj

        “Songs of Leonard Cohen” – how original :-)
        Hank you very much, it’ll be on the Sunday morning playlist.

  4. Rich Uncle Skeleton

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s “Tower of Song” because
    ‘Now he bids us farewell, don’t know when he’ll be back
    There moving him tomorrow to that tower down the track
    But you’ll be hearing from him baby, long after he’s gone
    He’ll be speaking to you sweetly
    From a window in the Tower of Song’

  5. Nessy

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knowa” because it fits in well with the news this week

    1. Nessy

      Failing that : On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem” because “the dove is never free” but today, Leonard Cohen is. “Don’t dwell on what has passed away ….”

  6. edalicious

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s The Partisan because it’s a sad, but beautiful, song.

  7. Gearóid Gillett

    ‘On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s ‘Anthem’ because we need the light to shine through the cracks of this poxy year.

  8. Verbatim

    ‘On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s Closing Time because it reminds me of all that I’ve left behind and we all have a closing time.

  9. Pip

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne because I still feel guilty about our school band’s appalling version of it.

  10. Daisy Chainsaw

    ‘On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s Famous Blue Raincoat because First We Take Manhattan sounds just a bit to prophetic at the moment.

  11. Mike

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s A singer must die just because, well, seems appropriate.

  12. Kearnivale

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s “I’m Your Man”, because his label told him they weren’t sure if he was any good, and he came back with this stunner.

  13. Niallo

    On this sad day would you ever play so long marianne, because “I used to think I was some kind of gypsy boy”…
    Sorry have to stop now, welling up.
    :…

  14. Penfold

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah because it may be over played and covered, and the only song of his that many know, but the man’s original is pure brilliance.

    Had the pleasure of being at a few of his concerts, but listening to him with the backdrop of Benbulbin when he played Lisadell House in Sligo was a night of beauty.

  15. Liam Deliverance

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s “Nevermind” because he lived his life, he lived it as he wanted to live it, not as the world tried to dictate how he should live it. If you want to feel sorry for somebody, feel it for yourself, you are still here, you still face the challenge of preventing the world from changing you into opinionless robot. Mr Cohen is gone now, he survived that challenge, he wears the hat and now he wears the smile.

    Never mind
    Never mind
    I live the life
    I left behind

    I live it full
    I live it wide
    Through layers of time
    You can’t divide

    My woman’s here
    My children too
    Their graves are safe
    From ghosts like you

    In places deep
    With roots entwined
    I live the life I left behind

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSSVDGY0dP4

  16. Murtles

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s Closing Time because the fiddler has stopped and just for the moment the world feels a little bit emptier. RIP Mr Cohen, thanks for the tunes.

  17. Dermbob

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s” Nevermind ” because the song that I finally started to enjoy Mr C “There’s truth that lives and truth that dies I don’t know which So …………..nevermind”

  18. realPolithicks

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s “So Long Marianne” because it was the first of his songs that I ever heard, played for me by my first girlfriend in 1976. We saw him in concert in the Stadium in Dublin later that year. Listening to his music always invokes bittersweet memories for me. RIP.

  19. gorugeen

    On this sad day would you ever just play Leonard Cohen’s Tower of Song please. It reminds me of doing night feeds. My babies all calmed down just nicely when i put this song on. So long Leonard. I will surely miss you.

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