Intimidating song titles
At an age when most careers in music are (or should be) drawing to conclusions both tragic and temporal, Cohen was just getting started.
Over the years his reputation as a singer and songwriter would eclipse that of his reputation as a poet, though Cohen actively published books throughout his four decades of music making.
It is limited to well-referenced examples of dragons in literature, film, television, comics, animation and video games.
Previously named Norbert, she is a Norwegian Ridgeback dragon that Hagrid acquired as an egg from a stranger in the Hog's Head.
He could have stopped at 1970’s brilliant and earned a place alongside Nick Drake and Townes Van Zandt among the sadsack hipster elite, but like most great artists of the 20th century, Cohen was a maverick, a risk taker of the highest order, and was never content to rest on his laurels as some earnest godfather of goth.
The form of his head is described less precisely, though his eyes are mentioned as being the color of rubies. A failed attempt to control a gold dragon with a "rod" created by Profion is shown at the beginning of the film and two "dragon armies"-one of which is gold-the other-red-are featured in the Battle of Sumdall and The Empire of Izmir during the climax of the film.
The ubiquity of the tune has, over the years, lent it an undue reputation as a Cohen masterwork.
It has this in common with the oft-covered “Suzanne,” another song many will claim has been omitted from this list egregiously.
His always ancient-sounding voice has transformed over the years from a yearning, spellbinding tenor to a dispassionate rattle, like a teacup being gently dragged over cement.
If deep and private engagement with Leonard Cohen’s music has never made you cry, your blood type may very well be ‘ice water.’ The first three Leonard Cohen albums, like the first four Velvet Underground albums, are very nearly perfect.