leonard cohen is 80 now!

Thanks  to Reneng  for the Pictures!

 

Adelova

Adelova

 

Adelova2

Adelova

 

Vati and Eixys

Vati and Eixys

 

Toni

Toni

 

Snapshot _ The Leonard Cohen Club, Beau Belle (241, 19, 21) - M02

LCC

 

Snapshot _ The Leonard Cohen Club, Beau Belle (241, 19, 21) - M

LCC

 

Reneng doing some gymnastics with Emily...

Reneng doing some gymnastics with Emily…

 

Reneng  at the bar

Reneng

 

Patty...

Patty…

 

Our Boss...Harryyyyy.....

Our Boss…Harryyyyy…..

 

NEWERR

Newerr…

 

Morgan,,,,

Morgan…

 

Mirako who has her birthday  too today...Congrats Mirako!

Mirako who has her birthday  too today…Congrats Mirako!

 

Mike

Mike

 

Michael and Minyah

Michael and Minyah

 

Medusa and  Able

Medusa and  Able

 

Liam and Freya

Liam and Freya

 

Leonards 80th Birthday party

LCC

 

Ladybug drank far too much with Steffi dancing

Ladybug drank far too much with Steffi dancing

 

Janek

Janek

 

Grimrod and Hannah

Grimrod and Hannah

 

Golden girls

Golden girls

 

From the moon...........

From the moon………..

 

Emily

Emily

 

DrHouse

DrHouse

 

Doc in zzzz-mode

Doc in zzzz-mode

 

Crystalina

Crystalina

 

Ceren and Anke2

Ceren and Anke

 

Ceren and Anke

Ceren and Anke

 

Arizonaaaaa.....

Arizonaaaaa…..

 

An impression of the party

An impression of the party

 

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You Got Me Singing

 

You Got Me Singing

[Verse]
You got me singing
Even though the news is bad
You got me singing
The only song I ever had

You got me singing
Ever since the river died
You got me thinking
Of places we could hide

[Chorus]
You got me singing
(Singing,) even tho the world is gone
You got me thinking
(Thinking) that I’d like to carry on

You got me singing
(Signing,) even tho it all looks grim
You got me singing
(Singing) the Hallelujah hymn

(Singing that Hallelujah hymn)

[Verse]
You got me singing
Like a prisoner in a jail
You got me singing
Like my pardon’s in the mail

You got me wishing
Our little love would last
You got me thinking
Like those people of the past

[Chorus]
You got me singing
(Signing,) even tho the world is gone
You got me thinking
(Thinking that) I’d like to carry on

You got me singing
(Singing,) even it all went wrong
You got me singing
(Singing) the Hallelujah song

(Singing that Hallelujah song)

Born In Chains

Born In Chains

[Verse]
I was born in chains
But I was taken out of egypt
I was bound to a burden
But the burden it was razed
Lord, I can no longer
Keep this secret
Blessed is the name
The name be praised

I fled to the edge
Of the majesty of sorrow
Her suit by the riders
Oh, the cruel and dark regime
But the waters parted
And my soul crossed over
Out of Egypt
Out of Pharaoh’s dream

[Chorus]
Word of words
Immeasurable measure
Blessed is the name
The name be blessed
Written on my heart
In burning letters
That’s all I know
I cannot read the rest

[Verse]
I was idle against my soul
When I heard you could use me
I followed very closely
But my life remained the same
But then you showed me
What you had been moved
In every atom
Broken his name

I was alone on the road
And your love was so confusing
All my teachers told me
I had myself to blame
But in the grip of
Sensual illusion
A sweet unknowing
Unified the name

[Chorus]

[Verse]
I’ve heard the soul unfolds
In the chambers of its longing
And the bitter liquor sweetens
In the hammer cup
And all the ladders of
Of the night of honor
Only darkness now
To lift the longing up

[Chorus]

Never Mind

Never Mind

[Verse]
The war was lost
The treaty signed
I was not caught
Across the line
I was not caught
Tho many tried
I live among you
Well-disguised

I had to leave
My life behind
I dug some graves
You’ll never find
The story’s told
With facts and lies
I have a name
But never mind

[Chorus]
Never mind
Never mind
The war was lost
The treaty signed
There’s Truth that lives
And Truth that dies
I don’t know which
So never mind

(Arabic)

[Verse]
Your victory
Was so complete
Some among you
Thought to keep
A record of
Our little lives
The clothes we wore
Our spoons our knives

The games of luck
Our soldiers played
The stones we cut
The songs we made
Our law of peace
Which understands
A husband leads
A wife commands

[Verse]
And all of this
Expressions of the
Sweet indifference
Some called love
The high indifference
Some call fate
But we had names
More intimate

Names so deep
And names true
They’re blood to me
Dust to you
There is no need
And this survives
There’s Truth that lives
And Truth that dies

[Chorus]
Never mind
Never mind
I leave the life
I left behind
There’s Truth that lives
And Truth that dies
I don’t know which
So never mind

(Arabic)

[Verse]
I could not kill
The way you kill
I could not hate
I tried, I failed
You turned me in
At least you tried
You side with them whom
You despise

This was your heart
This swarm of flies
This was once your mouth
This bowl of lies
You serve them well
I’m not surprised
You’re of their kin
You’re of their kind

[Chorus]
Never mind
Never mind
I had to leave my
Life behind
The story’s told
With facts and lies
You own the world
So never mind

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 1 reprise] (with Arabic)
The war was lost
The treaty signed
I was not caught
Across the line
I was not caught
Tho many tried
I live among you
Well-disguised

 

My Oh My

My Oh My

[Verse]
Wasn’t hard to love you
Didn’t have to try
Wasn’t hard to love you
Didn’t have to try

[Chorus]
Held you for a little while
My, oh, my, oh my
Held you for a little while
My, oh, my, oh my

[Verse]
Drove you to the station
Never asked you why
Drove you to the station
Never asked you why

[Chorus]

[Verse]
All the boys are waving
Trying to catch your eye
All the boys are waving
Trying to catch your eye

[Chorus]

[Repeat Verse 1 + Chorus]

Did I Ever Love You

Did I Ever Love You 

[Verse]
Did I ever love you?
Did I ever need you?
Did I ever fight you?
Did I ever want you?

Did I ever leave you?
Was I ever able?
Or are we still eating
Across the old table?

[Chorus]
Did I ever love you?
Did I ever need you?
Did I ever fight you?
Did I ever want you?

Did I ever leave you?
Was I ever able?
And are we still eating
Across the old table?

[Verse]
Was it ever settled?
Was it ever over?
And is it still raining?
Back in November?

The lemon trees blossom
The almond trees wither
Was I ever someone
Who could love you forever?

[Chorus]
Was it ever settled?
Was it ever over?
And is it still raining
Back in November?

The lemon trees blossom
The almond trees wither
It’s spring and it’s summer
And it’s winter forever

[Verse]
Did I ever love you?
Does it really matter?
Did I ever fight you?
You don’t need to answer

DId I ever leave you?
Was I ever able?
And are we still eating
Across the old table?

[Repeat Chorus 1] x2

A Street

 

 A Street 

I used to be your favorite drunk
Good for one more laugh
Then we both ran out of luck
And luck was all we had
You put on a uniform
To fight the Civil War
I tried to join but no one liked
The side I’m fighting for

You left me with the dishes
And a baby in the bath
And you’re tight with the militias
You wear their camouflage
I guess that makes us equal
But I want to march with you
An extra in the sequel
To the old red-white-and-blue

I cried for you this morning
And I’ll cry for you again
But I’m not in charge of sorrow
So please don’t ask me when
There may be wine and roses
And magnums of champagne
But we’ll never know
We’ll never ever be that drunk again

[Refrain] x2
The party’s over
But I’ve landed on my feet
I’ll be standing on this corner
Where there used to be a street

So let’s drink to when it’s over
And let’s drink to when we meet
I’ll be standing on this corner
Where there used to be a street

[Refrain]

Almost Like The Blues

    

Almost Like The Blues 

[Verse 1:]
I saw some people starving
There was murder, there was rape
Their villages were burning
They were trying to escape
I couldn’t meet their glances
I was staring at my shoes
It was acid, it was tragic
It was almost like the blues

[Verse 2:]
I have to die a little
Between each murderous thought
And when I’m finished thinking
I have to die a lot
There’s torture and there’s killing
There’s all my bad reviews
The war, the children missing
Lord, it’s almost like the blues
It’s almost like the blues

[Vers 3:]
I let my heart get frozen
To keep away the rot
My father said I’m chosen
My mother said I’m not
I listened to their story
Of the Gypsies and the Jews
It was good, it wasn’t boring
It was almost like the blues

[Verse 4:]
There is no God in heaven
And there is no Hell below
So says the great professor
Of all there is to know
But I’ve had the invitation
That a sinner can’t refuse
And it’s almost like salvation
It’s almost like the blues

Samson in New Orleans

Samson in New Orleans

[Verse]
You said that you were with me
You said you were my friend
Did you really love the city
Or did you just pretend?
You said you loved her secrets
And her freedoms hid away
“She was better than America,”
That’s what I heard you say

[Verse]
You said, “How could this happen?”
You said, “How can this be
The remnant of dishonor
On the bridge of misery?”
And we who cried for mercy
From the bottom of the pit
Was our prayer so damn unworthy
The sun rejected it?

[Chorus]
So gather up the killer
Get everyone in town
Standing by those pillars
That may take this temple down
The king so kind and solemn
He wears a bloody crown
So stand me by that column
That may take this temple down

[Verse]
You said, “How could this happen?”
You said, “How can this be?
The chains are gone from heaven
The storms are wild and free.”
There’s other ways to answer
That suddenly is true
I’m blind with death and anger
And that’s no place for you

[Chorus]
There’s a woman in the window
There’s a bed in tinsel town
I’ll write you when it’s over
Let me take this temple down
You said you loved her secrets
Her freedoms hid away
She was better than america
That’s what I heard her say

 

SLOW

SLOW

[Verse]

I’m slowing down the tune
I’ve never liked it fast
You wanna get there soon
I wanna get there last
It’s not because I’m old
It’s not the life I led
I always liked it slow
That’s what my mamma said

[Verse]
I’m lacing up my shoes
But I don’t want to run
I’ll get there when i do
Don’t need no starting gun
It’s not because i’m old
And it’s not what dying does
I’ve always liked it slow
Slow is in my blood

[Chorus]
I’ve always like it slow
I never liked it fast
With you it’s got to go
With me it’s got to last
It’s not because I’m old
It’s not because I’m dead
I’ve always liked it slow
That’s what my mama said

[Verse]
All your moves are swift
All your turns are tight
Let me catch my breath
I thought we had all night
I like to take my time
I like to linger as it flies
A weekend on your lips
A lifetime in your eyes

[Chorus]
I’ve always like it slow
I never liked it fast
With you it’s got to go
With me it’s got to last
It’s not because I’m old
It’s not the life I led
I’ve always like it slow
That’s what my mama said

[Chorus]
I’m slowing down the tune
I’ve never liked it fast
You wanna get there soon
I wanna get there last
So, baby let me go
You’re wanted back in town
In case they want to know
I’m just trying to slow down