“I was completely empty – and out of that came songs that were very intimate & very personal.” Leonard Cohen On Writing The Songs For His First Album

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I did 15 or 20 concerts [in 1967], but I had used up the tiny energy I’d recovered and that really wiped me out. I lost all sense of the career as writer, the career as poet. I wasn’t the hero of my legend. I was completely empty – and out of that came songs that were very intimate & very personal.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

From Poet Writer Singer Lover Cohen by Paul Grescoe. Canadian Magazine: February 10, 1968. Originally posted Apr 10, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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