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In Honor of His 82nd Birthday: 22 Essential Leonard Cohen Songs That Aren’t "Hallelujah"

by Sean Nelson "And she will learn to touch herself so well/ as all the sails burn down like paper/ And he has lit the chain of his famous cigarillo. Leonard Cohen, the whispering titan of singer-songwriters, and one of the only living music artists whose song lyrics are worth reading in a book, celebrates his 82nd birthday today. This fact is all the more resonant and delightful in light of how much time we've spent mourning our beloved artists this year.
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