[lit-ideas] Re: Going Home

I could be wrong, but my suspicion is that the word is tube.  It completely 
goes with what I think is going on in this poem.   In my opinion too, it has 
nothing to do with religion and everything to do with, okay, sociology.  How's 
that for trying not to prejudice you too much for what's going on in this 
poem.  
 
Andy
 


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From: Ursula Stange <ursula@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:11 AM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Going Home


Surely that should be 'tune' at the end of the third verse?
'Show me the Place' is also a great song from the new album.

Sent from my kitchen...

On 2012-01-19, at 9:54 AM, Andy <mimi.erva@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I just read the lyrics to the song Going Home by Leonard Cohen.  I think 
there's a lot there.  I don't have the time now but I was wondering if anyone 
else would care to read the lyrics and offer an interpretation.  They actually 
form the basis of a theme I tried doing for It's Friday but I couldn't make it 
work.  If anyone has any ideas about this poem, it would be fun to dissect it.  
I will be able to get to it probably Saturday.
> 
>I love to speak with Leonard
>He’s a sportsman and a shepherd
>He’s a lazy bastard
>Living in a suit
> 
>But he does say what I tell him
>Even though it isn’t welcome
>He will never have the freedom
>To refuse
> 
>He will speak these words of wisdom
>Like a sage, a man of vision
>Though he knows he’s really nothing
>But the brief elaboration of a tube
> 
>Going home
>Without my sorrow
>Going home
>Sometime tomorrow
>To where it’s better
>Than before
> 
>Going home
>Without my burden
>Going home
>Behind the curtain
>Going home
>Without the costume
>That I wore
> 
>He wants to write a love song
>An anthem of forgiving
>A manual for living with defeat
> 
>A cry above the suffering
>A sacrifice recovering
>But that isn’t what I want him to complete
> 
>I want to make him certain
>That he doesn’t have a burden
>That he doesn’t need a vision
> 
>That he only has permission
>To do my instant bidding
>That is to SAYwhat I have told him
>To repeat
> 
>Going home
>Without my sorrow
>Going home
>Sometime tomorrow
>Going home
>To where it’s better
>Than before
> 
>Going home
>Without my burden
>Going home
>Behind the curtain
>Going home
>Without the costume
>That I wore
> 
>I love to speak with Leonard
>He’s a sportsman and a shepherd
>He’s a lazy bastard
>Living in a suit
> 

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