Saturday, 9 June 2012

Been a while since a song made me cry..

.. Or since I heard something that truly struck a chord with me, beyond vigorous hip-shaking entertainment (Hey I just met you and this is crazy....). But if anyone can do it, it's Cohen.

Chelsea Hotel. It was written by Leonard Cohen as a testament to his brief affair with Janis Joplin. Its  bittersweet confessional simplicity bought a tear to my eye. And because the sentiment is so utterly perfect, I thought I would share.

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
you were famous, your heart was a legend
You told me again you preferred handsome men
but for me you would make an exception
And clenching your fist for the ones like us
who are oppressed by the figures of beauty
you fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind,
we are ugly but we have the music"


  1. why this makes you sad?

    1. The sentiment is sad and I'm a sucker for an unhappy ending.