A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes
Leonard Cohen Lyrics

A bunch of lonesome and very quarrelsome heroes
Were smoking out along the open road;
The night was very dark and thick between them,
Each man beneath his ordinary load.

"I'd like to tell my story,"
Said one of them so young and bold,
"I'd like to tell my story,
Before I turn into gold."
But no one really could hear him,
The night so dark and thick and green;
Well I guess that these heroes must always live there
Where you and I have only been.

Put out your cigarette, my love,
You've been alone too long;
And some of us are very hungry now
To hear what it is you've done that was so wrong.

I sing this for the crickets,
I sing this for the army,
I sing this for your children
And for all who do not need me.

"I'd like to tell my story,"
Said one of them so bold,
"Oh yes, I'd like to tell my story
'Cause you know I feel I'm turning into gold."

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Comments from YouTube:

violet bowie

Beautiful song. The arrangement reminds me quite a bit of So Long, Marianne. Absolutely gorgeous.

Colby Kambeitz

Totally agree

David Warren

He only knew so many arrangements then in song, all borrowed from a man homeless who taught him how to play guitar.

Justin Fearior

Prescient. All of it. In a life full of errors, seeing him live wasn’t one of them.


I love you, I love you, I love you Leonard Cohen! You are forever my favourite poet! No one can make me cry as good as you! <3

mgd 57

Your songs will never die! Sublime.

Bob Leroe

Didn't know he could hit some high notes.

Kirsten lindstrøm eriksen

So sad HE Not are more I Love HIS Music 😣


Loooove the electric guitar wailing in the background.

Joel Estrada

Inolvidable sera tú legado musical!
A mis 59 años de edad me hire de este planeta con tus canciones!

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