Leonard Cohen – So Long Marianne

Marianne Ihlen, noted "muse" of Leonard Cohen, passed away recently. This song is probably Top 25 "Time And Place" songs for me, which is likely why I haven't listened to it for a long time. Let's give it a spin, yes?


1979

h/t Phil.

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14 thoughts on “Leonard Cohen – So Long Marianne”

    1. Meaning that this song takes me to a specific time and place, and by Top 25, I suppose that means the strongest ability to take me back to whatever time and place. I tend to avoid these kinds of songs though.

        1. There are those too, but the weird thing for me is a lot of them bring me back to happy times in past. And that's always depressing to dwell on for some reason. As I've mentioned, I'm not a huge nostalgia fan.

      1. While there are a number of songs that have similar power over me, I hadn't ever considered putting together a list. Now that I have, I'm not sure that I want to.

  1. Every time I listen to Monster Magnet's Dopes to Infinity, I'm back to reading The Heart of Darkness while convalescing a fever.
    I think all three built on each other.

    1. For me, the album Deep Forest is forever linked with reading And the Band Played On in my childhood bedroom in the middle of winter. I must've been about 16.

      1. Deep Forest by Deep Forest? The one with the song "Deep Forest" on it?
        That's most of what I remember about the album.

        I was 18 with Dopes to Infinity and Conrad. It was winter. Part of this took place at a Boy Scout sledding outing (we stayed 2 nights in the cabin at Norseland Scout Camp, outside St. Peter).

        1. Yup, that's the one. I had it on cassette; I didn't get any CDs until I was 17. Even then I didn't have my own player, so I had to go to the family room downstairs to listen.

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