Video: Leonard Cohen Performs If It Be Your Will With Anjani Thomas – Warsaw 1985


I don’t know which side anybody is on any more. I don’t really care. There is a moment when we have to transcend the side we’re on and understand that we are creatures of a higher order. That doesn’t mean that I don’t wish you courage in your struggle. There is on both sides of the struggle men of good will. That is important to remember. On both sides of the struggle, some struggling for freedom, some struggling for safety and solemn testimony of that unbroken faith which binds generations one to another I sing this song, “If It Be Your Will”…quotedown2

Leonard Cohen


Leonard Cohen’s introduction to If It Be Your Will at the March 22, 1985 Warsaw concert alludes to the conflict between Solidarity and the Communist government in Poland during the 1980s .

If it be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before
I will speak no more
I shall abide until
I am spoken for
If it be your will

Leonard Cohen & Anjani Thomas  – If It Be Your Will
Warsaw: March 22, 1985
Video from messalina79

Note: The graphic atop this post is a composite created from photoedited screen captures.

Note: Originally posted May 18, 2009 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric


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