I hardly ever get a chance to hear my old songs. Sometimes I hear one on some generous retrospective radio station when I’m in town, but I don’t feel like that person any more. I stand in awe. People say the very early songs were the most important. I listen to them like I’m listening to someone else. I have a lot of respect for the young heart who produced those visions.
From A Life In The Day Of Leonard Cohen Interview By Nigel Williamson. The Sunday Times Magazine (London), 1997.
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