Dance Me to the End of Love

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It definitely has a bossa potential... it might be a jewish conspiracy after all. or before Lol

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Dance Me to the End of Love
Leonard Cohen

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Oh, let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

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sbs2018's picture

One of my Leonard Cohen faves. So beatnicky. Nice guitar, vocals, and reverb.

rwc's picture

Nice jazzy version with good guitar and vocals. It’s a great song but I’m glad you didn’t replicate the synths or Casio keyboard drums from “Various Positions”!

billwhite51's picture

the rythms are little too rough for the bossa nova dancers, but underscore your vocals better than the greasy accompaniment on the record, which was better suited to ice skating than either listening or dancing. your vocal i livelier than cohens, but just as potent.

atitlan's picture

Looks like I'm on the same page as sbs2018 on this one - one my favourite Leonard Cohen songs, too. Definite latin vibes coming off your version. Like the guitar work.

Edward Roussac's picture

I was introduced to these kinds of songs through my music performance course at university. I'm grateful for that.
It's interesting how you've reworked this as a bossa nova, since that's one of the genres my class has been studying. I like your deep, dark vocals. I also like how the guitar plays more freely in the instrumental sections, not adhering strictly to the tempo.