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Everybody Knows Leonard Cohen

Editor’s Note: The Daily Music Break periodically re-launches old posts. This post on the great Leonard Cohen originally appeared on March 29, 2012. Since then, the site has posted k.d. lang’s fabulous cover of Cohen’s Hallelujah.”

German food is great. But if you have a big German meal at 6 PM you’re hungry again six weeks later. That old line fits Leonard Cohen. The guy is great–really great–but I always find that listening to his music is a bit too much. It’s more like reading a rewarding but difficult novel than listening to music. But it’s worthwhile. The guy is an incredible song writer. A perfect example is “Everybody Knows,” which is above.

Here are I’m Your Man, First We Take Manhattan and his big hit, Suzanne.