Today’s song A Thousand’s Kisses Deep is the first song to appear in the music library from Canadian poet and singer /songerwriter Leonard Cohen. This moody atmospheric track about a downcast lover talking to the tattered memories of a faded former flame is from Leonard’s 10th studio album aptly titled Ten New Songs released in 2001.
It took me considerable time to warm to the music of Leonard Cohen, but having heard a great deal of his discography I am now a great admirer of his. I dedicated two songs of his to my children for their baptisms. Namely Hallelujah for my son – the football God Jesus Mateo and You got me singing for my precious angelita – Katherine Rose.
To me no one surpasses Leonard Cohen in contemporary spiritual music if such a genre were to exist. I wrote a post called Leonard Cohen’s Come Healing and 5 other contemporary spiritual masterpieces. Leonard Cohen will feature prominently in this project, so be sure there will be many songs from him.
While I wouldn’t recommend A Thousand’s Kisses Deep as an appetizer to anyone unfamiliar with his music it still conveys a certain amount of that familiar theme in his works – ‘Unrequited love’. I find his music on the whole meditative and reflective and A Thousand Kisses Deep is definitely that.
And maybe I had miles to drive,
And promises to keep: