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3 Day Lyric Challenge – Cohen themed (1/3)

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I got caught! Again! Hehehehe…

Well not really. I could have refused to do this twice, but I did enjoy my Mew-themed challenge, and I really really like Lydia, who invited me to join a second round. So, it you don’t mind, we’ll explore my Ipod a little further.

 

First, here are the rules

1 Thank the person who nominated you.
2 Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3 Nominate three other bloggers each day. As a Suze-follower, I am allowed to bend rules!

 

So, first of all, thank you for thinking about me for this challenge, dear Lydia! If you haven’t heard about this lovely lady, I warmly recommend a visit to her blog, Being Lydia. I believe I met Lydia through a Meet & Greet party, and we’ve “followed” each other ever since. We might not be in touch regularly, but when one checks on the other, we always connect, like old friends that just catch up when life allows it. Lydia is one of the kindest people I’ve met on WordPress… You want her in your circle too, beleive me!

(Ok, that’s it for point 1)

My three posts for this challenge will feature the same artist, once more. And this time, you’ve guessed it, I am trying my best to pick three songs from my dearer than dear Leonard Cohen!

I’m a sucker for gentlemen who have a way with words. I can’t help it, elegant penning and witty word knitting just get to me. Add a deep, soothing voice to that, and I am charmed for sure. Leonard (after spending so much time together, I get to drop the last name, Lenny said it was ok… ) embodies that perfectly, and I can spend hours listening to his songs without getting the least bored.

Today’s pick is a song that simply doesn’t age, in my opinion. If I ever got married, someday (which I highly doubt) I’d want my beloved husband to make me dance to it… Even if we’re both in wheelchairs by then, and can just wiggle about! lol

 

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
*
Oh, let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
*
Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We’re both of us beneath our love, we’re both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
*
Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love
*
Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

 

 

That covers point 2. I’ll see you tomorrow, with some more!

22 thoughts on “3 Day Lyric Challenge – Cohen themed (1/3)

  1. First of all, Dear Cyranny, you had me in tears for your kind words. I just wish I could live up to those beautiful accolades. Second, what can I say – Leonard Cohen AND this song. Each one is one of my favourites. Cohen had a way with words in his writing and his vocals. Looking forward to number two! I am just finishing up my second one.

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    1. You Lady only deserve good words 🙂 And I mean everything I said… I am so glad you are a Cohen fan aswell, what a lovely way to thank you for making me join the challenge again, wouldn’t you say? 😉

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      1. Likewise, dear Lydia 🙂 Ohhh. I meant to ask, but I always forget. Do you think you’ll make new videos of you in a near future? It was nice to see you “live” 🙂

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      1. I don’t blame you. I am not a particular fan but there are a couple I like. 😊. Looking forward to your choices. Still waving my magic wand. Are you in Denmark yet or do I still have to practice 😉😂

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      1. Oh, LOL here I am, catching up on my comments, and I just left you a note on Norwegians a couple of minutes back 😛

        Ahhhh Denmark, now we are talking! I know a couple of authors, and song writers, but my favorite to this day is Hans Christian Andersen. A lot of people are not aware that he didn’t just write children books. He also wrote beautiful poetry! I learned a lot about the man when I visited his hometown, Odense, and I am fascinated by this legend, who traveled the world, constantly burdened by his creative yet somber mind. Here is a post about one of his poems, if it can be of some interest 🙂

        https://cyranny.com/2018/05/26/never-to-return/

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    1. I am afraid I am not well versed at all regarding Norwegian authors… I thought one I really like (Per Olov Enquist) might come from Norway, but he was born in Sweden. Not far, though not Norwegian… By the way, is there a special reason for picking out Norway? 😉

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      1. No …. a slip of the pen …. what I really meant was that, from you, I expected some Danish gems. Down here in the Southern Hemisphere we tend to confuse all those little places of the north. Quite insulting to a an honorary resident, I suppose.

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      2. Oh, don’t worry, most people outside Scandinavia get mixed up all the time. I guess it is like people who can’t tell Asian people apart, depending on the country they are from…

        I might get challenged again, and make a Danish-singing-in-Danish special… Or just simply post a selection of songs to see what you think about it? 🙂

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