You want it darker. You want it darker

Leonard Cohen, the acclaimed composer of "Hallelujah", continues to astonish his audience Of "You Want it Darker" - a testimony to love of life and acceptance of Death
Praise his social activism, commentary, encompassed in a well-educated man of 'good family' whose deferential manner wrapped his in-person eloquence

You Want It Darker

The fact it was finished during extreme pain and suffering just weeks before he died gives us a pattern of how to endure and try do what we love right until the last moment of our lives.

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If you are the dealer, I'm out of the game If you are the healer, it means im broken and lame If thine is the glory, then mine must be the shame You want it darker We kill the flame Magnified, sanctified Be the holy name Vilified, crucified In the human frame A million candles burning For the help that never came You want it darker I'm ready, my Lord
Leonard Cohen
This is a stunning album, the intensity is almost hard to bear and the beauty of his voice and that of the Synagogue choir is ravishing
You Want It Darker; an analysis
Compare verses five and eleven: 39:5: You have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing in your sight Cohen is too good a poet to be so uneven
Described by early listeners as a "masterpiece" and "classic Cohen," You Want It Darker, is the latest chapter in Leonard's significant contribution to contemporary music and thought He told us the time had come and so it has

You want it darker

For Christians, that movie was a beautiful, yet grisly, ode to the event that allowed us to be rejuvenated.

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You Want It Darker
You Want It Darker ...
After coming to terms with the ghosts in his past and his acceptance of mortality, emits a resilient flicker of hope for total reconciliation in the shadows
You want it darker
I do feel that early loss deepened his sensibility, many times brought him to the brink, turned him to alcohol, drugs