I Love Leonard Cohen

from by Robin Grey

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An ode to growing up in Bedford and general house moving nostalgia

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What's in that box? What's hiding in here?
Pictures from Bedford, taken half a blue moon ago.
My we were young then,
all mix-tapes and alcopops,
bum bags, shell suits and meatloaf CDs.

Did I really dress like that and dance to that tune? Then stumble home drunk by the light of the moon.

Guess times they change
and the change times they guess
and nonsense can still have a welcoming ring.

My Weezer cd's well they hardly get played,
my obsession with Ani Difranco has faded,
You might ask is anything certain these days,
I would probably tell you that I love Leonard Cohen.

A snail carries with him some slime and a shell,
I've got ten boxes plus cartons
As well as these books, bags
and a case my grandfather used in the war.

Did I really write those words
and did she write back?
Stray hands in Row G all
through that James Bond film.

Nonsense it still has a welcoming ring
and heroes they still don't come easy.

Chorus

Did I really dress like that and dance to that tune? Then stumble home drunk by the light of the moon.

Guess times they change
and the change times they guess
and nonsense can still have a welcoming ring.

Chorus

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from Strangers With Shoes, released December 1, 2009
Madelaine Hart on backing vocals

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