This song has always frightened the hell out of me with its unforgiving sense of what is real. It’s such a sobering tale of all the shit that can go wrong in your life. Well, to me it is, anyway.
Yet, I love it SO much. Does that mean I’m a little off? Probably. And I couldn’t be happier.
I’m haunted when Cohen sings, “Yes, and thanks for the trouble you took from her eyes/ I thought it was there for good/ So I never tried…“