“I don’t give a damn about the truth
Except the naked truth”
‘What a groove!’ Cohen shouts over the booming bass and soaring backing vocals. Is that real brass? ‘Fuckin’ right it is!’ He slaps his legs as the ad-libbed couplet ‘I don’t give a damn about the truth/Except the naked truth’ is declared to be perilously close to Barry White territory. ‘Thank you!’ he calls back above the swelling chorus. ‘Sincerely!’
From Leonard Cohen: Porridge? Lozenge? Syringe? by Adrian Deevoy. Q, 1991.
Credit Due Department: Be For Real cover atop this post contributed by Dominique BOILE.