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Leonard Cohen: The Future Meaning

Song Released: 1993


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The Future Lyrics

Give me back my broken night
my mirrored room, my secret life
it's lonely here,
there's no one left to torture
Give me absolute control
over every living soul
And lie beside me, baby,
that's an order!
Give me crack and anal sex
Take the...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 16th 2016 report

    Well of course he's predicting the future and it' is murder.
    We

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 11th 2016 report

    A chaotic doomsday song, made more popular with the movie ''natural born killers''. During the time of the Clintons rise to power to raise hell and the future evil in our peoples leaders. In this song about a meglomaniac anti-Zionist Zionist prophet called up on the hill in ''the future'' to see the end that he has saw of what happened in the past. Forwhere the original hopeful Zionist had his ideology hijacked by Today's Zionist[The Devil]. Who like the Protagonist believes he's the god of this world to still push and camouflage his racist anti- Christ anti- Semitism chaos theory on all humanity in the hope to lose their hope for a peaceful world. Forgoing on ''the end justifies the means'' theory of chaos and murder to confuse and divide, then control by tortureing us in depression, sex with drugs, the sick love of abortion killings that makes us guilty and hateful to go ofcourse in perversion with anal sex slave power control trade. That all in all is leading to a Global Apocalyptic war of extremes going ''against to what Jesus wanted'' and still wants for us. Instead he[they] are cowards and afraid to stop and let their destructive evil Egos just die in themselves or anotherwords to Repent in the name of Jesus Christ who was sacrificed and died for our sins to have a renewed life. But according to the megalomaniac[s] he[they] think that he[they] are god and then why? should they Repent for what and who? that thinks they don't need to know what it ''really'' means to ''attain'' Nirvana[Christ consciousness] 'cause he[they] think that he[the protagonist] is the god in this world that was robed and left alone to have nobody to torture now. Where he's running out of time that wants to bring on the Apocalypse and put himself on the new throne by war and murder. Another possible meaning with the Protagonist that is playing god or the devil to a prophet that was ''saved'', but doesn't want to stay saved in a world going crazy in ''the future'' to appreciate the Savior's sacrifice that saved him in the first place. Unless he's the god of this world called the devil from the beginning that wants to go back and have his old ways''returned and restored'' by seeing people tortured with violence and separation of walls to be on guard and prepare for The Future Apocalyptic end.

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 16th 2012 report

    I think he is literally predicting the
    future, claiming to be a prophet
    and a clairvoyant. Considering this
    song is from 1992, and considering
    what has happened since, he may very
    well be a prophet.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 6th 2012 report

    Is singing like he was the demon threating the humans soul future from the past to here!

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  5. anonymous
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    Jan 16th 2011 report

    He forcasts the fall of Western Civilization and the foolish audience cheers.
    He doesn't seem to understand why he would need to repent.
    Why would a person feel lonely if they had no one to torture? Unless of course that person is a psychopath.


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