I love Leonard Cohen, had never heard of him until a friend drove my past his house (former house?) while I was visiting in Montreal last year - looked up his music and been hooked ever since. This song is one of my favorites, but there are many more. A lot of the older stuff is not on YouTube, but I was able to find it on Spotify. I have a 15-hour playlist of his songs on Spotify and have been listening to it straight through almost every weekend!
I love his poetry, and one of the other things I like is his development through the decades, and attitude now as an older musician, the attitude comes out in the comments he makes in the recording of his live performances.
And (appropriate to this thread) his attitude about women and relationships. Too bad the forum is closing, we could have a whole thread about that.
Instead: leonard cohen closing time - YouTube
We're drinking and we're dancing
But theres nothing really happening
The place is dead as heaven on a saturday night
And my very close companion
Gets me fumbling gets me laughing
Shes a hundred but shes wearing
I lift my glass to the awful truth
Which you cant reveal to the ears of youth
Except to say it isnt worth a dime
And the whole damn place goes crazy twice
And its once for the devil and its once for christ
But the boss dont like these dizzy heights
We're busted in the blinding lights
Of closing time