In the car we mostly listen to nursery rhymes or Radio 2. Gone are the days when I could sing at the top of my voice to Bat Out of Hell, Tina Turner, a myriad of blues ladies, Stevie Wonder and all those other wonderful disco gods.
Once in a while, when tot is otherwise occupied, freedom of sound prevails again. As it did today. I have had a wonderful afternoon driving around Bexley, Welling and Plumstead in glorious sunshine listening to the greatest hits of Leonard Cohen. What a legend. What deep, meaningful lyrics. It added a whole new dimension to the world I saw around me. It's mind altering music at it's best.
Here's some lyrics from Suzanne that seem perfect for Valentine's day:
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.
Utterly sublime. Mr Cohen is currently not very well having suffered a sports injury- lets hope he recovers soon enough to continue his world tour.