Leonard Cohen remembers how he got his song

I came across this enlightening speech given by Leonard Cohen at the 2011 Prince of Asturias Awards ceremony. As ever, Cohen is humble and speaks with genuine beauty. In this speech he touches on the importance of Spanish poet, Federico Garcia Lorca in helping him to find a voice. He also reveals how a young Spanish man playing flamenco guitar in the park helped him find his ‘song’. So I won’t say anymore… Leonard says it exactly how it needs to be said.

 

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7 responses to “Leonard Cohen remembers how he got his song

  1. wonderful Graham,
    thank you for this jewel

  2. That was truly wonderful, Graham, thanks for the link. It brought a tear to my eyes.

  3. Max

    Thank you Graham. Such eloquence and truly inspiring. We’ve all been blessed by Leonard’s great offering.

  4. If I have a song to sing, it’s the one that makes you feel like I feel today. Leonard Cohen is one of those fellows who made me feel like I feel today.

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