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Leonard Cohen: Show Me the Place Meaning

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Song Released: 2011


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Show me the place where you want your slave to go
Show me the place, I've forgotten, I don't know
Show me the place for my head is bending low
Show me the place where you want your slave to go

Show me the place, help me roll away the...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 23rd, 10:22pm report


    I don't know but I was reading this and it got gradually lighter. I did not touch anything. The light just got brighter. God, Jesus, I'm listening...



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    anonymous
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    Jun 2nd, 2015 6:35pm report


    I only know what it meant to me for a moment. How did I ever miss this song? Some songs you hear and know immediately that it's special. These are bold words in this song. A song of surrender or a reaching out or maybe "thou shalt stretch for thy hands and another shall gird thee".



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    anonymous
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    Dec 24th, 2013 12:44pm report


    The suffering began with the death of Jesus Christ and so with the birth of Christianity. Given the suffering, not only of the Jews, but also of so many other groups, initiated by this "loving" religion, Leonard seeks orientation in the world - "show me the place", I've forgotten, I don't know". He is seeking both understanding of what on earth this life we have is all about, as well as guidance on how he should now proceed, given the suffering caused by organised religion. Should he simply continue to be religion's (God's) slave, keeping commandments, doing what religion tells him to, or is there some other way to live a good, morally meaningful human life? Paradoxically, he appeals to God to show him the place where he might receive the enlightenment he is seeking. I think he is looking in the wrong place for this.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 30th, 2012 1:44am report


    Lyrics are asking your God to show where/what He wants you to go/do. You once knew, but need to be told again. The "troubles" temptations came. You were a slave to your God. Chains were the "rules" to adhere to as a slave, aka "believer". The stone at Jesus' tomb. A heavy load. The cross, where the suffering began, Jesus' suffering for all. Show Me The Place, asking where do I begin?




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