Song of the Day #240: ‘Waiting for the Miracle’ – Leonard Cohen

cohenOK, enough of the light stuff, it’s time for something meaty.

Here’s a song I haven’t thought about in years by an artist with whom I should be far more familiar. Leonard Cohen is one of those unheralded geniuses who more popular artists always mention as an influence. And the one song of his that absolutely everybody has heard — ‘Hallelujah’ — they undoubtedly heard sung by somebody else.

His impossibly deep and gravelly voice makes him something of a tough listen, but other times it suits his songs just perfectly. This one is an excellent example. The second track on his 1992 album The Future, ‘Waiting for the Miracle’ is a moody epic about wasted opportunities that eats right into your soul.

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