You want it darker. Cohen, Leonard

Cantor engages with the sacred even as wrestles with it Typically, redemption arrives in these songs with unflinching honesty
It was released to critical acclaim The failing, however, in these reviews is that none of these reviewers seem to have been believers

Leonard Norman Cohen September 21, 1934 - November 7, 2016 Expand.

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Wrestling With God: Leonard Cohen’s You Want it Darker
I hold that this is a deeply devout, if weary, song
You Want It Darker
You Want It Darker; an analysis
As Cohen accuses God of causing human suffering, we must remember that Cohen is getting in on an existential debate that he knows has been ongoing since the biblical period itself, when Abraham argued with God, accusing Him of ruthlessness towards the people of Sodom, and Moses railed against God when He threatens to destroy the Israelites, and David beseeched God to stop causing him personal pain
If you proceed you have agreed that you are willing to see such content If you are the dealer, I'm out of the game If you are the healer, it means im broken and lame If thine is the glory, then mine must be the shame You want it darker We kill the flame Magnified, sanctified Be the holy name Vilified, crucified In the human frame A million candles burning For the help that never came You want it darker I'm ready, my Lord
But unlike the many - he fought on

I heard the title track for the first time in my friend's car and was deeply moved by it.

You Want It Darker ...
Endless love, see you down the road
You want it darker
Yet You Want it Darker is founded on a religious tradition that galvanized three thousand years of accusations against God
You Want It Darker ...
If grief can be extended to one never really known to me, I felt a loss in the parts of my memory that held his words
In the end, no resolution is achieved I'll be speakin' to you sweetly from a window in the Tower of Song
His songs are multi-layered, metaphysical, melodious Leonard Cohen's last album may be his greatest work

Our enemy is not other people, but the sin within them.

You Want It Darker; an analysis
The sound recording quality is superb, there is probably no closer way we can get to another human being than listening to this music, just next to our own breath
Leonard Cohen
May I detain you to recount a little story of the man's generosity
Cohen, Leonard
Magnified, sanctified, be thy holy name Vilified, crucified, in the human frame A million candles burning for the help that never came You want it darker The first two lines are impeccable, in the oldest sense of the word