Up Close Video: Leonard Cohen Performs La Manic – Montreal 2012

Si tu savais comme on s’ennuie à la Manic
Tu m’écrirais bien plus souvent à la Manicouagan
Parfois je pense à toi si fort
Je récrée ton âme et ton corps
Je te regarde et m’émerveille
Je me prolonge en toi
Comme le fleuve dans la mer
Et la fleur dans l’abeille

More about Leonard Cohen’s cover of this song, including the complete lyrics in French with English translation, can be accessed at About Those Songs On Leonard Cohen’s Can’t Forget Album: La Manic

While a small portion of the beginning of the song is missing from this video, its striking closeup views more than compensate.

Leonard Cohen – La Manic
Montreal: Nov 29, 2012
Video by MadLennyFan aka Mandy MacLeod

Note: Originally posted Dec 10, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen’s Emphatic Recitation Of A Thousand Kisses Deep – Brooklyn 2012

You came to me this morning
And you handled me like meat
You’d have to be a man to know
How good that feels, how sweet
My mirrored twin, my next of kin
I’d know you in my sleep
And who but you would take me in
A thousand kisses deep

Leonard Cohen – A Thousand Kisses Deep
Brooklyn:  Dec 20, 2012
Video by Wirebirds

Video: Leonard Cohen’s Heartfelt Performance Of Chelsea Hotel #2 – Rome 2013

chelseahotelromeI remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
You were famous, your heart was a legend
You told me again you preferred handsome men
But for me you would make an exception

While Leonard Cohen sometimes sang Chelsea Hotel #2 in an ironic, almost sardonic manner, this rendition from his final tour (2013) is breathtakingly earnest.

Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel #2
Rome: July 7, 2013
Video by AintNoCureForLove

Note: Originally posted Jul 8, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Tell Me Everything Features Leonard Cohen On Jew’s Harp & Anjani Thomas On Vocals


From The Vimeo Description:

‘Tell Me Everything’ is a 7-min. short produced, directed and edited by Brian D. Johnson in 2006, and funded by Bravo!FACT. In this version, John Gzowski’s score was mixed by Ed Saunders, Leonard Cohen’s engineer, and it foregrounds Leonard on jaw harp and Anjani Thomas on vocals. Andrea Nann performed and choreographed the dance sequences.

Thanks to Alex Bee, who alerted me to this video, which was originally posted May 6, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen’s Moving Performance Of Partisan – Melbourne 2013


Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we’ll come from the shadows.

Leonard Cohen – The Partisan
Melbourne: Nov 20, 2013
Video by alanm5049

Note: Originally posted Nov 23, 2013at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Striking Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Tower Of Song – Adelaide 2013

Well, my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I’m crazy for love but I’m not coming on
I’m just paying my rent every day in the Tower of Song

Leonard Cohen – Tower Of Song
Adelaide: Dec 11, 2013
Video by by alanm5049

Note: Originally posted Dec 12, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric