Posts Tagged ‘Cohen – Tower of Song’

Born With a Gift OF a Golden Voice


The “Tower of Song” represents the whole area of music (i.e. singing, composing, etc) and the people who are in this business.

Cohen incorporates themes of aging (grey hair), loneliness (looking out the window, burning bridges), melancholy (so damn close to everything lost), irony (the golden voice) and sexuality (crazy for love, not coming on), and regret (..don’t know how the bridges got this wide).

Leonard Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) is a Canadian poet, novelist, singer and songwriter who would be 88 years old today.

Some might say that this is a bit of a stretch in interpreting these lyrics. As Cohen says about judgment, “I may be wrong”. One thing’s for sure: parts of his poem show that he can be humorous and light-hearted, not just dark and depressing.

This is magical … The lyrics … The music … His voice … His presence is very much missed 😦

Reminder by Aggie Reiter