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Lyrics come from another place
Posted Jul 30, 2011 10:41 PM
Trying to make sense of lyrics is very difficult. Often the writer isn't sure where the song came from. Blame "the Muse".
I recall reading an interview once with a musician. The interviewer was asking a very deep question about some lyrics, how they seemed to invoke Jungian archetypes or something like that ..
The musician said: Well, you guys come up with that stuff, I just write songs.
Knowing Cohen and the way he agonizes over lyrics, I'm not sure if his lyrics can be decoded.
Like a drunk in a midnight choir.
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