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Thread #132656 Message #3008076
Posted By: catspaw49
15-Oct-10 - 06:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sisters of Mercy (Leonard Cohen)
Subject: RE: leonard cohen sisters of mercy
I think both Cohen and Dylan are far too "ethereal" at times to really touch the soul the way a song like "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro does. With far less philosophy and far more realism, "Honey" pierces the heart of the listener as few other songs can. The visualizations are spot on and vivid ("See the tree how big its grown") and transport the listener immediately into the deeper meanings.
In "Honey" as opposed to "Sisters" or "Suzanne," there is a blatant and woeful pleading that goes right to the pit of the stomach without the need for flowery language or long strings of multi-syllabic and often complicated phrasings. Symbolism is best left to all night bull sessions and not emotional and heartfelt songs.