Gorgeous Video: Anjani Performs “Thanks For The Dance” With Leonard Cohen’s Existential View Of Love In 4 Lines

And there’s nothing to do
But to wonder if you
Are as hopeless as me
And as decent

From Thanks For The Dance
by Anjani Thomas (music)
and Leonard Cohen (lyrics)

Anjani – Thanks For The Dance
Acordes con Leonard Cohen
Video from Alonso dz

Note: Originally posted Feb 4, 2011 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric. Video updated.

Q: Did you feel that love was risky? Leonard Cohen: “It’s dangerous, it’s fatal.”

Interviewer: Did you feel that love was risky?
Leonard Cohen: It’s dangerous, it’s fatal [laughter].
Interviewer: Risky business?

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It’s a risky business. In fact Rebecca De Mornay (ex-fiance) 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

 

 

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

Note: Originally posted Oct 4, 2009 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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


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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

Leonard Cohen

 

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