Leonard Cohen’s Final Prophecy

I listened to Leonard Cohen’s new album the weekend before the election. Cohen’s voice was rougher than when he sang Suzanne, but the lyrics on the album were still at Hallelujah levels.

It was before I knew what was coming, but the beginning of the title track on You Want it Darker stuck with me:

If you are the dealer, I’m out of the game.
If you are the healer, it means I’m broken and lame.
If thine is the glory then mine must be the shame.
You want it darker,
We kill the flame.

Cohen released the album on October 21st. He died the day before “the dealer” was elected president.