April 15, 2017

Holy Saturday: When This World Waits On the Next

Magnified, sanctified
Be thy holy name
Vilified, crucified
In the human frame
A million candles burning
For the love that never came
You want it darker
We kill the flame

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 15, 2017 8:49 AM
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A suicidal friend once told the tale of how he recognized the true depths of his depression only after making a concerted effort to rid his existence of all the truly downer crap he had accumulated: poetry, rhetoric, politics, and art, etc.

After purging his record collection of the darkest stuff, he realized what he had left were the Leonard Cohen albums, and that he desperately needed help.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at April 15, 2017 2:24 PM

Now THAT'S funny.

In a sad sort of way.

Posted by: Vanderleun at April 15, 2017 2:39 PM

My wife believes I'm melancholy because of Dylan and Cohen and I'd be happier listening to the Monkees and 1910 Fruitgum Company, or the like. I find this music comforting because it's not trite crap, although "Darker" is decidedly not cheery.

Posted by: Mark at April 18, 2017 6:31 PM