Everybody knows that the dice are loaded / Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Leonard Cohen's lyrics are both prophetic and startlingly contemporary: Everybody knows that the war is over / Everybody knows the good guys lost / Everybody knows the fight was fixed / The poor stay poor, the rich get rich / That's how it goes / Everybody knows
Democracy is coming to the USA ("the cradle of the best and the worst"), Leonard Cohen wrote, "It's coming from the sorrow in the street / The holy places where the races meet." Cohen died this week, but we can still take his defiant, sardonic optimism into the streets with us.
Music video by Leonard Cohen performing You Want It Darker.