Does seeking this connection [“with something beyond your body, mind, and the frailty of the whole dismal situation”] mean that, in essence, Cohen is singing to God?
You could put it that way, but – though this may be blasphemy – it transcends God as we might imagine we know God, transcends theology. In the end, it really is about love and about affirming the existence of love.
From Songs Of Longing – The Joe Jackson Interview. The Irish Times: November 3, 1995. Accessed 05 April 2014 from LeonardCohenFiles
Note: Originally posted Apr 12, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric