Leonard Cohen’s “You Want It Darker” Is Ecclesiastes For Modern Times

The late, great Leonard Cohen spent a lifetime in the shadows, yearning for the light in song and verse. It is therefore fitting that what he himself identified as his final album is entitled, “You Want It Darker.” The album title seems to refer both to Cohen’s fans, and to the Lord to whom he addresses most of its songs. Living in a world in which God seems to allow…

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