Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Leonard Cohen

And then sweeping up the jokers 
That he left behind
You find 
He did not leave you very much 
Not even laughter
Like any dealer 
He was watching for the card
That is so high and wild
He'll never need to deal another
He was just some Joseph looking for a manger

(Cohen's 1967 song, "The Stranger Song," was used in the opening credit sequence of Robert Altman's 1971 movie, McCabe and Mrs. Miller.)


  1. But does anyone remember the other movie in which these lines from The Stranger Song were quoted?

  2. I do not -- please enlighten us.

  3. The Thomas Crowne Affair (new version with Pierce Brosnsn and Renee Russo). In the elevator with Crowne and his financial team.