Leonard Cohen On Rebecca De Mornay, Crazy To Love You, & Songs That “Illuminate The Moment” (2005)


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[Love] is a risky business. In fact Rebecca De Mornay [Leonard’s ex-fiancée] just visited here. I just played her the record, just a couple of hours ago. She liked that song ‘Crazy To Love You,’ ‘I had to go crazy to love you, I had to go down to the pit, I had to go crazy to love you, I had to let everything fall. I had to be people I hated, I had to be no one at all. Tired of choosing desire, I’ve been saved by a blessed fatigue, the gates of commitment unwired and nobody trying to leave.’  So that’s the way I describe the moments in a certain process ‘Thanks for the dance, thanks for all the dances, it’s been hell, it’s been swell, it’s been fun. Thanks for the dance, thanks for all the dances – one, two, three, one, two, three, one.’ So. You know, whether that will illuminate the moment, that moment that you listen to something and hear something that illuminates you, whether that happens or not, I don’t know – it did for me, with those songs. quotedown2

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Leonard Looks Back On The Past (unedited interview for Norwegian Radio) by Kari Hesthamar, Los Angeles, 2005. Accessed at LeonardCohenFiles

Best Videos Of 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour: Crazy To Love You – Ghent

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Had to go crazy to love you
You who weren’t even the one
Whom I chased through the souvenir heartache
Her braids and her blouse all undone
Sometimes I’d head for the highway
I’m old and the mirrors don’t lie
But crazy has places to hide in
That are deeper than any goodbye

Best 2012 Leonard Cohen Videos: Cohencentric.com features selections from the Best Of 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour Video Setlist, which comprises the best available video of each of the songs performed during the 2012 Leonard Cohen World Tour.

Leonard Cohen – Crazy To Love You
Ghent: Aug 12, 2012
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Leonard Cohen Video: An Enthralling “Crazy To Love You” – Ghent 2012

crazytoloveyou-scaled1000Had to go crazy to love you
You who weren’t even the one
Whom I chased through the souvenir heartache
Her braids and her blouse all undone
Sometimes I’d head for the highway
I’m old and the mirrors don’t lie
But crazy has places to hide in
That are deeper than any goodbye

Leonard Cohen – Crazy To Love You
Ghent: Aug 12, 2012
Video by MaartenLC

Originally posted August 13, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric