Sangen du hører her på min blog er Leonard Cohens "To a teacher". Leonard Cohen er for mig den største sangskriver nogensinde, på trods af at hans tekster er svære at analysere.
Hurt one and for all into silence.
A long pain ending without a song to prove it.
Who could stand beside you so close to Eden.
When you glinted in every eye the held-high razor,
shivering every ram and son?
And now the silent loony bin, where
the shadows live in the rafters like day-weary bats,
until the turning mind, a radar signal lures them to exaggerate
mountain-size on the white stone wall your tiny limp.
How can I leave you in such a house?
Are there no more saints and wizards
to praise their ways with pupils,
no more evil to stun with the slap of a wet red tongue?
Did you confuse the Messiah in a mirror
and rest because he had finally come?
Let me cry help beside you, Teacher.
I have entered under this dark roof
as fearlessly as an honoured son enters his fathers house.
Dette er et af mine yndlingsnumre (skrevet i 2004), men hvad handler sangen i grunden om?