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Thread #132656   Message #3002859
Posted By: GUEST,Russ
08-Oct-10 - 05:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sisters of Mercy (Leonard Cohen)
Subject: RE: leonard cohen sisters of mercy

I think we were younger then than young people are today.
We were definitely naive, but I think we got a lot of things right.

My friends and I went to the the local coffee house. I don't think we used the term "folk club" in those days. And drank coffee rather than tea, of course. And ate peanuts. I definitely remember peanuts.

We knew most of the Tom Lehrer stuff by heart. But that was just part of a fairly large common repertoire.

One thing I fondly remember is how exciting the times were.

The songs I still love from that time have a special place in my mind. I have to approach them carefully. They elicit a heady brew of emotions. Joy and hope, sadness and regret, love and hate.

They definitely don't write 'em like that any more, but I think it would be impossible to write songs like that these days. It is such a different world we now live in.

Russ (Permanent GUEST and once and future folkie)