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Leonard Cohen: Inside the Tower of Song

Paul Zollo, SongTalk, April 1993

I said to Hank Williams, "How lonely does it get?"
Hank Williams hasn't answered yet.
but I hear him coughing all night long,
a hundred floors above me in the tower of song.

Total word count of piece: 11770


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