Wednesday 13 December 2017

The craft of Cohen's 'dance'

Leonard Cohen performing at Glastonbury in 2008. Photo: Reuters
Leonard Cohen performing at Glastonbury in 2008. Photo: Reuters
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Sir - One line from the genius lyricist Leonard Cohen's song Dance Me To The End Of Love begins: 'Dance me to the children waiting to be born.'

Children are the result of the 'dance of love' between a couple. However, many have pondered what the meaning behind this line relates to.

One theory is that Cohen visited Auschwitz, and saw all those horrors, then heard a story about how Germans made Jews play their wedding ceremonies to them in camps.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss