"There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in."
Well I got it, and then the cd's. And boy was I hooked. So when this biography of Leonard Cohen came out I asked for it as a Christmas present. It was a great read. It explained some of the attraction I have to the lyrics of the songs – Cohen is actually first and foremost a poet.
It also explained why Cohen is still touring after 80 and how he became a Buddhist monk while still remaining within the Jewish religion.
The author is a music journalist and has also written novels. I found the writing very good. My interest never flagged. A must read for Leonard Cohen fans.
The title "I'm Your Man" comes from a song of the same name.
Here are some of its lyrics:
If you want a lover
I'll do anything you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I'll wear a mask for you
If you want a partner
Take my hand
Or if you want to strike me down in anger
Here I stand
I'm your man
NB The quote at the beginning of the post is from that fantastic song – Anthem – one of my many faves.