What's the esoteric meaning of Leonard Cohen's speech before this song and this song If It Be Your Will?

The two sides he speaks of are freedom and safety. Which would you rather have; safety or freedom? The song following Leonard Cohen's speech is "If It Be Your Will," a prayer to put this decision in God's hands.

2 Answers

  • Favorite Answer

    Cohen's songs always have two meanings, a romantic and a spiritual.

    The Beat: who do you consider better with difficult concepts? Seems to me he's the best lyricist alive.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Good songwriter, but he never truly could handle larger concepts.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.