Leonard Cohen on the importance of the lyric in his work

I always liked a formal structure. It’s hard to work on the air – even in the really good heavy-metal stuff, the lyric isn’t important. In my work it is. I always loved the way that a rhyme can seal the end of a verse, illuminate something and also ring like a bell.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

From Leonard Cohen Highlights His Latest, ‘I’m Your Man’ by Tom Moon. Philadelphia Inquirer: November 04, 1988

Note: Originally posted August 3, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric