[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Leonard Cohen — The Guests
Album: Recent Songs
Avg rating:
6.4

Your rating:
Total ratings: 56









Released: 1979
Length: 6:35
Plays (last 30 days): 0
One by one the guests arrive
The guests are coming through
The open-hearted many
The broken-hearted few

And no one knows where the night is going
And no one knows where the wine is flowing
Oh love, I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you
I need you now

And those who dance, begin to dance
Those who weap, begin
And welcome, welcome cries of voice
Let all my guests come in

And no one knows where the night is going
And no one knows where the wine is flowing
Oh love, I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you
I need you now

And all goes stumbling through that house
In lonely secrecy
Saying do reveal yourself
or why has thou forsaken me

And no one knows where the night is going
And no one knows where the wine is flowing
Oh love, I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you
I need you now

All at once the tortures flare
The inner door flies open
One by one they enter there
in every style of passion

And no one knows where the night is going
And no one knows where the wine is flowing
Oh love, I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you
I need you now

And here they take their sweet repast
Wild house and grounds resolve
And one by one the guests are cast beyond the garden wall

And no one knows where the night is going
And no one knows where the wine is flowing
Oh love, I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you
I need you now

For those who dance, begin to dance
Those who weap, begin
Those who earnestly are lost
are lost, and lost begin

And no one knows where the night is going
And no one knows where the wine is flowing
Oh love, I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you
I need you now

One by one the guests arrive
The guests are coming through
The broken-hearted many
The open-hearted few

And no one knows where the night is going
And no one knows where the wine is flowing
Oh love, I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you
I need you now
Comments (9)add comment
Gosh, never listen to Leonard Cohen with a hang over!  Just want to throw yourself out the window!
 oldsaxon wrote:

Cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women...does that to you.

 

That, plus self indulgence.
 
Tana wrote:
What exactly happened to Leonard Cohen's voice? It's so very much deeper in later years.

helgigermany wrote:

That is part of older people. Very nice song btw. as always with this artist!

 
Cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women...does that to you.


Holy moly—  I have not heard this song since 84 years ago...  love it...
 
 Tana wrote:
What exactly happened to Leonard Cohen's voice? It's so very much deeper in later years.
 
That is part of older people. Very nice song btw. as always with this artist!
What exactly happened to Leonard Cohen's voice? It's so very much deeper in later years.
 coccyx wrote:
I have not heard this since my moderately-long ago childhood - Nana Mouskouri LP :)

useless comment

but FIRST!

 
Nana Mouskouri. That name must put a smile on one's face. Hilarious.
The "I need you" repetition sounds like he is going to sing the chorus of "So long Marianne"... which he then is not :-)
I have not heard this since my moderately-long ago childhood - Nana Mouskouri LP :)

useless comment

but FIRST!