leonardcohen

LEONARD COHEN SHABBAT
A Playlist for Days of Rest

1. COMING BACK TO YOU
2. THE LAW
3. HALLELUJAH
4. IF IT BE YOUR WILL
5. ANTHEM
6. THAT DON’T MAKE IT JUNK
7. HERE IT IS
8. LOVE ITSELF
9. YOU HAVE LOVED ENOUGH
10. THE LAND OF PLENTY
11. VILLANELLE FOR OUR TIME
12. THERE FOR YOU
13. THE FAITH
14. COME HEALING
15. LULLABY
16. TACOMA TRAILER

Total play length: 1 hr, 16 mins.

Tracks 1-4 from VARIOUS POSITIONS; 5 & 16 from THE FUTURE; 6-10 from TEN NEW SONGS; 11-13 from DEAR HEATHER; 14 & 15 from OLD IDEAS.

Get thee to your iTunes or to your local record store. Seek out and make proper monetary exchange for tracks you don’t already own. Or, just make your own playlist. Have a righteously blessed weekend rest. Let words & music restore your spirit & senses.

It isn’t that in my life I had some inner vision that I’ve been trying to present. I just had the appetite to work. I think the appetite for activity was much more urgent than the realization of any search or vision. I felt that this was my work, and that it was the only work I could do.

This sounds like the most hackneyed nineteenth-century platitude, but in the midst of my own tiny personal troubles, I was able to turn to art, or whatever you want to call it. I was able to turn to art, and in the making of art find solace and strength. I mean, this sounds terrible, but I turned to the thing I knew how to do and I made some songs out of it. And in the making of those songs, much of the pain in my life was dissolved, from time to time. And that is one of the things that I see that art does, is that it heals.

—  Leonard Cohen