LEONARD COHEN WONDERS: DID THEY DO SUZANNE ON SNL?

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KELLYANNE (First woman to run a winning presidential campaign)

 

Kellyanne takes you down to a rally by the river.

You can hear the votes go by, you can spend the night forever

And you know that Trump’s half-crazy but that’s why you want to be there

And he feeds the crowd the truth about trade deals with China

And when you tell Hillary you have no vote to give her

The echo chamber media gets you on its wavelength

And lets sexism answer you’ve always been her lover.

 

And you want to travel with her and not seem too unkind

And you know that she will trust you

For you’ve touched her perfect electorate with your mind

 

And Trump was not a lawyer when he walked upon the water,

Planning from a lonely office of Trump tower

And when he knew for certain only drowning men could see him

He said Americans will be builders, as trade deals will free them

And Hillary was broken long before Wikileaks would open

And the truth about the Saudis sank beneath your wisdom like a stone.

 

And you want to travel with them

And you know that they will trust you

For you’ve touched the New World Order with your mind.

 

Now Kellyanne takes your vote as she leads you to the rally.

She’s wearing scarves and feathers from Saks Fifth Avenue counters

And the votes pour down like honey on the candidate, the builder

And she shows you where to look away from CBS towers

There are heroes who are builders, there are children in the morning.

They are leaning out for love and they will lean that way forever

While Hillary holds the mirror

 

And you want to travel with her and not seem too unkind

And you know that she will trust you

For you’ve left the perfect protest in your mind

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. noochinator said,

    November 14, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Used in my favorite Robert Altman film, McCabe & Mrs. Conway !

    • noochinator said,

      November 14, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Oops, I was wrong — according to Wikipedia:

      The three Cohen songs used in [‘McCabe & Mrs. Miller’] were “The Stranger Song”, “Sisters of Mercy” and “Winter Lady”. They were released together on a 7-inch single in 1971.

  2. thomasbrady said,

    November 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Here’s a lovely cover of Suzanne by Judy Collins (1966)

    https://www.google.com/search?q=judy+collins+suzanne&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

    • Desdi said,

      November 15, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      I almost posted this very version a few days ago.
      Thank you. This is the first version I heard and did not know L. Cohen’s original until much later. What a voice Judy has.
      I love her “Colors of the Day” album.

      The rewrite above is almost as good as Mad Magazine rewrites☺

      [For you’ve touched the New World Order with your mind.]
      Yeah, baby. Tom have you also been watching Alex Jones like me?
      InfoWars Rocks.

  3. Desdi said,

    November 15, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Re: NWO

  4. noochinator said,

    February 18, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Some timely political analysis I received from a friend:

    See, Trump is a twisted fuck. Sick in his heart, in his mind, in his soul, but he is a winner. You are no doubt laughing now, bc I used that term, but winners win, and some of the time there’s no explaining how, they’re called “gamers”, they look bad in practice, they look bad in pre-game, they may be injured, limping, lethargic, hung-over, puking in a bucket, but then the game starts and they’re just on it, and they attend to the outcome, to the exclusion of all else, and win. THEN, they have their party, maybe by drinking alone, cheap whiskey, from the bottle, in the dark, sharpening their blade (Roman axiom: “after a victory, sharpen your sword”), that’s a common M.O. for gamers. Losers over-plan their parties ahead of time, to the point that the outcome of the contest is left unattended…. Trump sickens and reviles me at times, but he is not the guy WITH the scar, he’s the guy that HANDS OUT the scars (allusion to the ORIGINAL Magnificent 7, not the cheap imitation that came out recently)….Trump is not a Republican, he is pure backlash. He beat THREE parties: Dems, Repubs, AND the Media. He is like a weird alien mutant straight out of a Sci-Fi flick. You hit him with nukes, he gets stronger. You hit him with lasers, he feeds off of the energy and grows stronger. You shoe him in the nuts, he gets an inch taller.


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