Monday, 6 April 2009

The Partisan

One of Leonard Cohen's most powerful songs must be The Partisan, a translation of  Chant des Partisans, a French anti-war song about the brutality of the Vichy regime. 
Cohen's English cover is haunting because of the seeming way it fades in -and fades out again- so inadvertently: It is like a whisper of protest that is quickly passed on through the masses, but also quickly dies out. To honour the song my entry stops here. 

1 comment:

  1. That picture is haunting, chilling, moving, and unforgetable!