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Leonard Cohen – he knew things about life, and if you listened you could learn

The great musician was a man who used songwriting as a way of making sense of a bewildering world

Leonard Cohen was always the grownup in the room.

  • Dorian Lynskey
  • The Guardian

He was young once, of course, but the world never saw much of the modestly successful poet and novelist from Montreal.

He was already 33 — ancient by 60s standards — when he gazed out from the sepia-tinted, photo-booth snapshot on the cover of 1967’s…

The face suggested that he’d been around the block a few times; the voice and words confirmed it.

The man knew things about life and

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