Song of the Day: Leonard Cohen – “Everybody Knows”



This is one of the enduring classics from the late Leonard Cohen, who would have turned 83 years old today. The song has been covered numerous times, including versions by Concrete Blonde, Rufus Wainwright, and Don Henley. Per Songfacts, Cohen’s songwriting collaborator Sharon Robinson once told Uncut, “Leonard had most of the lyric done when he handed it to me. There’s a profound honesty in it. He’s exposing something we all know and talk about with those close to us, but not publicly. It says we’re not really in control of our destiny, there are others running things, and we go about our daily lives with that in the background.”

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