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Leonard Cohen — Amen
Album: Old Ideas
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Released: 2012
Length: 7:28
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Tell me again
When I've been to the river
And I've taken the edge off my thirst
Tell me again
We're alone and I'm listening
I'm listening so hard that it hurts

Tell me again
When I'm clean and I'm sober
Tell me again
When I've seen through the horror
Tell me again
Tell me over and over
Tell me that you want me then

Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen

Tell me again
When the victims are singing
And the laws of Remorse are restored
Tell me again
That you know what I'm thinking
But vengeance belongs to the lord

Tell me again
When I'm clean and I'm sober
Tell me again
When I've seen through the horror
Tell me again
Tell me over and over
Tell me that you love me then

Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen

Tell me again
When the day has been ransomed
And night has no right to begin
Try me again
When the angels are panting
And scratching the door to come in

Tell me again
When I'm clean and I'm sober
Tell me again
When I've seen through the horror
Tell me again
Tell me over and over
Tell me that you need me then

Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen

Tell me again
When the filth of the butcher
Is washed in the blood of the lamb
Tell me again
When the rest of the culture
Has passed through the Eye of the Camp

Tell me again
When I'm clean and I'm sober
Tell me again
When I've seen through the horror
Tell me again
Tell me over and over
Tell me that you love me then

Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen
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chugged a bottle of Johnny Walker, smoked a pack a cigs and then this became a delightful sing along song
I have always appreciated Cohen's music but I do agree that he seems to get more air play on RP than i would think is warranted. This song is not his best. It goes on much too long.
Please, *don't* tell me again.
 Bleyfusz wrote:


Each of these four is so different for me that I'd hardly dare name them in a row.
 
Yeh but the comment still holds true
Snoooooore.Boring boring crap
REALLY don't understand why this guy is played so much on here. What am I missing? He always sounds like he's half asleep or dead when singing.
I think it's time to replace the batteries in the tape player.....
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Fantastic poet. Passable music. If you're listening to Mr. Cohen as a musician you're most likely going to be disappointed. But if you're listening to him as a poet who uses music to convey his verse, he's infinitely more satisfying.


 
Byronape wrote:

Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young, and Leonard Cohen all have that in common.  
 

Each of these four is so different for me that I'd hardly dare name them in a row.
PSD before I go to sleep. 

Damn,  I did PSD 2 minutes into it and it's still going...
PSD
I have been a fan of Cohen for 30 years or more. Until right now.
sleepy
Seriously, it never ends.
Really great tune - love that there is NEW Cohen!  I've heard the album is very good overall - I hope to hear more of it here....
I start off liking this, but then it just goes on and on. Too slow and gentle.
Sing it with me, people: You're a mean one, Mister Grinch, you've got termites in your smile....
Thank you, RP, for the PSD button.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Fantastic poet. Passable music. If you're listening to Mr. Cohen as a musician you're most likely going to be disappointed. But if you're listening to him as a poet who uses music to convey his verse, he's infinitely more satisfying.
 
Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young, and Leonard Cohen all have that in common.  
Drivel, like most of his work.
 Bozo wrote:
THIS made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and not the Moody Blues, Chicago, Yes, Jethro Tull, etc?  What's wrong with this picture?
 

Thank you.
 d-don wrote:
Is it blasphemy not to like this?
 
Best not to take a chance.

 Sasha2001 wrote:
Fantastic poet. Passable music. If you're listening to Mr. Cohen as a musician you're most likely going to be disappointed. But if you're listening to him as a poet who uses music to convey his verse, he's infinitely more satisfying.

 

Amen to you too.

I love listening to his voice and music but they are somehow more poetic than musical - aside from the lyrics. The music itself is poetic. If that makes sense.

 fandango57 wrote:
No finer poet in songwriting today.  He's never claimed to have a great voice, but he continues to mine the depths and celebrate the heights of human existence as it's lived today. He sees himself as an instrument.   IMO, he's a musical alchemist..
 
Amen.

 Sasha2001 wrote:
Fantastic poet. Passable music. If you're listening to Mr. Cohen as a musician you're most likely going to be disappointed. But if you're listening to him as a poet who uses music to convey his verse, he's infinitely more satisfying.
 
Oh, I don't know about that. It is just that he has developed a certain style in music, which sometimes seems out of date a little bit. But then again, when you see hin at one of his concerts, you can not possible retract from the magic of his sound. And he always has two smoking hot background singer ladys on stage, which, with their sound and apperance, make up for the somehow aged voice of mister Cohen.


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
I love lots of stuff he's done. He is just getting a bit boring now, but then, I'm boring and he's even alot older than me. Keep it up Mr. Cohen, please.
this is music?
tl; dl. 
Three 10 votes. His mom, dad and brother must be listening
THIS made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and not the Moody Blues, Chicago, Yes, Jethro Tull, etc?  What's wrong with this picture?
Especially poignant for the older set,...wait a minute, that's me.  Solid 8 if only for Cohen's insight into the human condition.
Holding the sleep/wake button and home at the same time,seemed to work.😒😒😒😒
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Fantastic poet. Passable music. If you're listening to Mr. Cohen as a musician you're most likely going to be disappointed. But if you're listening to him as a poet who uses music to convey his verse, he's infinitely more satisfying.

 
Based on my experience, I'd say you're right.

Repent. Now.
.
Ths song scares the hell out of me, and I haven't even done anything wrong — lately.

 d-don wrote:
Is it blasphemy not to like this?
 
All religion is personal

Is it blasphemy not to like this?
Fantastic poet. Passable music. If you're listening to Mr. Cohen as a musician you're most likely going to be disappointed. But if you're listening to him as a poet who uses music to convey his verse, he's infinitely more satisfying.

No finer poet in songwriting today.  He's never claimed to have a great voice, but he continues to mine the depths and celebrate the heights of human existence as it's lived today. He sees himself as an instrument.   IMO, he's a musical alchemist..
endless torture.
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
I liked this guy better when he was Tom Waits.
 
DAMN, I WANTED TO SAY THAT!

But I don't care for either of them actually.....

 
I liked this guy better when he was Tom Waits.
first..?
...new leonard cohen!..