On The 2017 Eclipse Playlist: Leonard Cohen – Night Comes On

nightveronaAnd the night came on
It was very calm
I wanted the night to go on and on
But she said, Go back to the World

It’s Papa, don’t peek, Papa, cover your eyes

Also on the 2017 Eclipse Playlist:

Leonard Cohen – Night Comes On
Verona: Sept 24, 2012
Video by Juraj M. at

Credit Due Department: Photo by Denys – Own work, CC BY 3.0, Wikipedia Commons

Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Darkness With Chanting – Boston 2012

I should have seen it coming
It was right behind your eyes
You were young and it was summer
I just had to take a dive
Winning you was easy
But darkness was the prize

The first video of a performance of Darkness with chanting.

Leonard Cohen – Darkness
Boston: Dec 16 ,2012
Video: albertnoonan

Note: Originally posted Dec 18, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Video: Energetic Performance Of First We Take Manhattan – Ghent Aug 12, 2012

I’m guided by a signal in the heavens
I’m guided by this birthmark on my skin
I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Ghent: Aug 12, 2012
Video by Thomas Delbecque

Note: Originally posted Aug 13, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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