… I’m not, really. Leonard Cohen is a highly accomplished songwriter. But that late ’60s/early ’70s singer/songwriter period is guilty of some apalling narcissism and misogyny. I’m astonished that women like these songs, when their essential message is that a truly groovy chick is one who just lets you be, man, without any, like, hang-ups.
It’s the faux-poetry that does it. You toss around a couple of allusions, and nobody notices what you’re really up to.
So here’s my late ’60s singer/songwriter effort. Forgive my very, very rudimentary guitar skills, but then, that’s part of the genre too.
Oh, and WARNING: ADULT CONTENT. That’s right, RUDE WORDS.