Friday, April 3, 2009

Democracy and Leonard Cohen...

Today I had a chance to listen to Leonard Cohen's interview a Canadian singer, song writer, poet and novelist on Fresh Air, and remembered the movie "Exotica" I had seen years ago...The movie which some how portrays the exploitation of women...Cohen's song Every Body Knows is used in one the scenes in this film...(I'll write soon on the sexual slavery of women in today's world!)

Listen to "I'm Your Man" and A Thousand Kisses Deep...and his interview on Fresh Air about his poetry and "Book of Longing".

Read his lyrics of "Democracy is Coming to the U.S.A"

It's coming through a hole in the air,
from those nights in Tiananmen Square.
It's coming from the feel
that this ain't exactly real,
or it's real, but it ain't exactly there.
From the wars against disorder,
from the sirens night and day,
from the fires of the homeless,
from the ashes of the gay:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.
It's coming through a crack in the wall;
on a visionary flood of alcohol;
from the staggering account
of the Sermon on the Mount
which I don't pretend to understand at all.
It's coming from the silence
on the dock of the bay,
from the brave, the bold, the battered
heart of Chevrolet:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

It's coming from the sorrow in the street,
the holy places where the races meet;
from the homicidal bitchin'

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