Ah friends, I hear you have a reputation for a great drinking nation,
And I would love to sing with you and drink with you all night long, but…
They’re stacking up the chairs and they’re wiping down the bar
And I never got to tell you, just how beautiful you are
They ought to hand the night a ticket for speeding it’s a crime
I have so much to tell you,
But now its closing time… Its closing time…
Well friends, if… you can make your way out the Kremlin, I hope that you drive safely home and I hope that you can avoid a winter cold, and may you be surrounded by friends and family, and if this is not your lot … may the blessings find you in your solitude.Goodnight friends, thank you for the warm reception that you’ve given us this evening.
Note: Sharon Robinson missed this show because of illness.
Leonard Cohen – Closing Time
Moscow: Oct 7, 2010
Video from ITeachEFL
Photo of Leonard’s final bow at the 2010 Moscow show by J.S. Carenza III
Originally posted Oct 7, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric