Song of the Day: Ain’t No Cure For Love by Leonard Cohen

So today’s track is gotta be from one of all-time faves of all his albums. I totally loved this late-80’s synth heavy music album entitled I’m Your Man. Also if you wanna know? That and his next one from the early-90’s album called The Future with yet even more heavy synth music is another fave of mine and both would easy be in my top five Cohen albums! The song itself is the second of eight tracks on that 1988 album. I’m Your Man was released on major label Columbia so hopefully is pretty easy to find still, if you don’t have copy? Does have a Wikipedia page, linked here if need more info? I don’t know really what else to say but do I need to say much more? Please just listen to Lenny!

 Well, it’s only one more Ain’t… something song title track for tomorrow before moving on to something else. I forget to included the words to the SOTD posts earlier this week but here’s Cohen’s lyrics:

I loved you for a long, long time
I know this love is real
It don’t matter how it all went wrong
That don’t change the way I feel
And I can’t believe that time is
Gonna heal this wound I’m speaking of
There ain’t no cure, there ain’t no cure, there ain’t no cure for love
I’m aching for you baby
I can’t pretend I’m not
I need to see you naked
In your body and your thought
I’ve got you like a habit
And I’ll never get enough
There ain’t no cure, there ain’t no cure, there ain’t no cure for love
All the rocket ships are climbing through the sky
The holy books are open wide
The doctors working day and night
But they’ll never ever find that cure for love
(There ain’t no drink, no drug) ah, tell them, angels
(There’s nothing pure enough to be a cure for love)
I see you in the subway and I see you on the bus
I see you lying down with me, I see you waking up
I see your hand, I see your hair
Your bracelets and your brush
And I call to you, I call to you
But I don’t call soft enough
There ain’t no cure, there ain’t no cure, there ain’t no cure for love
I walked into this empty church, I had no place else to go
When the sweetest voice I ever heard whispered to my soul
I don’t need to be forgiven for loving you so much
It’s written in the scriptures
It’s written there in blood
And I even heard the angels declare it from above
There ain’t no cure, there ain’t no cure, there ain’t no cure for love
All the rocket ships are climbing through the sky
The holy books are open wide
The doctors working day and night
But they’ll never-ever find that (cure for love), that cure for love
(That cure for love)
(There ain’t no cure for love)
(No cure for love, there ain’t no cure for love)

Full album of I’m Your Man streaming on YouTube:

 

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It’s the full photo of LC eating a banana as used on the second half of that album cover!

Cheers! 🙂

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