Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Future by Leonard Cohen

The Future

Give me back my broken night
my mirrored room, my secret life
it's lonely here,
there's no one left to torture
Give me absolute control
over every living soul
And lie beside me, baby,
that's an order! 

The Future by Leonard Cohen Analysis

The Future, by the poet and musician Leonard Cohen combines images, both sacred and profane, to show a vision of the apocalypse and the means to salvation. Cohen is a Jewish student of Buddhism, but he also frequently uses Christian mythology in his writing. Cohen sometimes describes the apocalypse from a Judeo-Christian perspective, he also incorporates the Buddhist concept of Nirvana in this song.

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