The New Yorker is the first to post a streaming version of Leonard Cohen’s new single? That’s a story in itself.
Click here to listen to “Going Home”.
The lyrics are published as a poem in the current issue of the magazine.
I think fair use means that I should only publish a snippet here:
I love to speak with Leonard
Heâ€™s a sportsman and a shepherd
Heâ€™s a lazy bastard
Living in a suit
But he does say what I tell him
Even though it isnâ€™t welcome
He will never have the freedom
He will speak these words of wisdom
Like a sage, a man of vision
Though he knows heâ€™s really nothing
But the brief elaboration of a tube
Click here to read the entire poem.
So what would we have to do to get Leonard Cohen to Savannah?
Old Ideas, his first album in almost 7 years, will be released on January 31st.
Update (HT to Jason): Here are a couple more tracks from the upcoming album, “Darkness” and “Show Me the Place”: