A naughty boy


Leonard Cohen

The name Leonard Cohen might sound familiar…
You know, the guy that wrote and sang the angelic sounding song title 'Hallelujah'?
…The song that was covered by so SO many great artists.

Anyway, Leonard Cohen was a great Canadian poet, writer & musician and I bet we all know 1 song or another we might have sung along, possibly not exactly realizing what the lyrics were about.
Did you know that a lot of lyrics he wrote are enticingly sexy and sometimes even highly erotic?

Even Hallelujah is a bit sexy

'Hallelujah' is one of the songs you can find on Leonard Cohen's 'Various Positions'- album.
And in this song (even though this song gets sung in churches and such), there is 1 particular verse that points out that he wasn't getting shagged anymore at that point…

Here is that 4th verse and even though it's cleverly written, it's not really that hidden, is it?

"Well there was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show that to me do ya
But remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah"

Naughty lyrics

I think next time you hear a song by Leonard Cohen, you'll probably listen with different ears and catch the naughtiness in the lyrics too.
Just to make sure that that happens, here are some more quotes from a few of his songs:

-Chelsea Hotel #2-
Apparently, this song is an ode to Leonard Cohen's sexual encounter with Janis Joplin

"I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
You were talking so brave and so sweet
Givin' me head on the unmade bed
While the limousines wait in the street

Those were the reasons, that was New York
We were runnin' for the money and the flesh
And that was called love for the workers in song
Probably still is for those of them left…"

-Don't Go Home With Your Hard-on-

"Ah but don't go home with your hard-on
It will only drive you insane
You can't shake it (or break it) with your Motown
You can't melt it down in the rain

You can't melt it down in the rain
You can't melt it down in the rain
You can't melt it down in the rain

I've looked behind all of the faces
That smile you down to you knees
And the lips that say, Come on, taste us
And when you try to they make you say Please…"

-Is This What You Wanted-

"You were the promise at dawn
I was the morning after
You were Jesus Christ my Lord
I was the money lender
You were the sensitive woman
I was the very reverend Freud
You were the manual orgasm
I was the dirty little boy…

…You were k.y. jelly
I was vaseline
You were the father of modern medicine
I was Mr. Clean
You where the whore and the beast of Babylon
I was Rin Tin Tin…"

-I'm Your Man-

"If you want a lover
I'll do anything you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I'll wear a mask for you
If you want a partner, take my hand, or
If you want to strike me down in anger
Here I stand
I'm your man

If you want a boxer
I will step into the ring for you
And if you want a doctor
I'll examine every inch of you
If you want a driver, climb inside
Or if you want to take me for a ride
You know you can
I'm your man

Ah, the moon's too bright
The chain's too tight
The beast won't go to sleep
I've been running through these promises to you
That I made and I could not keep
Ah, but a man never got a woman back
Not by begging on his knees
Or I'd crawl to you baby and I'd fall at your feet
And I'd howl at your beauty like a dog in heat
And I'd claw at your heart, and I'd tear at your sheet
I'd say please (please)
I'm your man…"

…gosh & gasp, Leonard Cohen, you were quite the very praisable, naughty boy!
But we say this, with the utmost respect for absolutely sure…


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