Discussion: Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dead At Age 82

At least he’ll be spared from seeing The Future he foretold:

It’s over
It ain’t going any further
And now the wheels of heaven stop
You feel the devil’s riding crop
Get ready for the future:
It is murder

Things are going to slide
Slide in all directions
Won’t be nothing
Nothing
You can measure anymore
The blizzard
The blizzard of the world
Has crossed the threshold
And has overturned
The order of the soul

There’ll be the breaking of
The ancient western code
Your private life will
Suddenly explode
There’ll be phantoms
There’ll be fires on the road
And the white man dancing

You’ll see a woman hanging upside down
Her features covered by her fallen gown
And all the lousy little poets coming round
Tryin’ to sound like Charlie Manson
And the white man dancin’

Things are gonna slide
Slide in all directions …

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