Leonard Cohen Naked!
I always wonder what's up when artists return to a common theme.  For example, Leonard Cohen references nudity in an inordinate number of songs.  There are always exposed body parts, and it isn't like he's writing romantic or even erotic material in most cases, so it's kind of weird.



For those who don't believe this assertion that Leonard Cohen has a fixation with nudity, check out these excerpts from his lyrics.  (And I almost certainly missed a few.  If so, email me.)

From "Everybody Knows..."
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past
and
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes

From "You Know Who I Am"
Sometimes I need you naked,

From "Light As The Breeze"
She stands before you naked
and
and she's naked
but that's just a tease.

From "Last Year's Man"
Great Babylon was naked, oh she stood there trembling for me,

From "Please Don't Pass Me By (A Disgrace)"
Hey, won't you be naked for me?

From "Tonight Will Be Fine"
Oh sometimes I see her undressing for me,
she's the soft naked lady love meant her to be

From "Take This Longing"
I love to see you naked over there
especially From "the back.

From "Leaving Green Sleeves"
Then I saw you naked in the early dawn,

From "Paper Thin Hotel"
You are The Naked Angel In My Heart
You are The Woman With Her Legs Apart

From "Memories"
I said "won't you let me see
Your naked body?"
and
She said "no you cannot see
My naked body"
and
I said all my faith to see
Her naked body

From "Humbled in Love"
You will never see a man this naked

From "I Came So Far For Beauty"
Her nakedness unmanned

From "Dance Me to the End of Love"
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove

From "Ain't No Cure For Love"
I need to see you naked

From "Waiting For The Miracle"
Most of you was naked

From "Be For Real"
I don't give a damn about the truth, Baby
Except for the naked truth. Oh yeah

From "Closing Time"
And the moon is swimming naked

From "The Future"
You'll see a woman
hanging upside down
her features covered by her fallen gown

From "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong"
And then I confess that I tortured the dress
that you wore for the world to look through.
and
I suppose that he froze when the wind took your clothes
and I guess he just never got warm.

From "Master Song"
You met him at some temple, where they take your clothes at the door.




Copyright Ale)(posed.  (Thanks to Chris Coughlan for the last three.)
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