Album: Old Ideas (2012)


  • This somber late-night lounge ballad finds Cohen reflecting on his bad behavior to an ex-lover. He croons:

    Dreamed about you, baby
    You were wearing half your dress
    I know you have to hate me
    But could you hate me less?
  • Cohen co-wrote the song with the American songwriter-producer Patrick Leonard, who is best known for co-penning many of Madonna's late '80s. The Canadian poet-singer met Patrick Leonard through his son Adam, whose album he produced. He told Mojo magazine: "I know the work he did with Madonna. I think he's a seminal figure in modern American music, very brilliant. I was listening to some of his solo piano work, too. I bumped into him with Adam several times, and somehow we got together and these four songs we did together came very quickly, 'Going Home,' 'Show Me The Place' 'Anyhow' and 'Come Healing.'"


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Don Brewer of Grand Funk

Don Brewer of Grand FunkSongwriter Interviews

The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.

Zakk Wylde

Zakk WyldeSongwriter Interviews

When he was playing Ozzfest with Black Label Society, a kid told Zakk he was the best Ozzy guitarist - Zakk had to correct him.

Jimmy Webb

Jimmy WebbSongwriter Interviews

Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."

Second Wind Songs

Second Wind SongsSong Writing

Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.

John Parr

John ParrSongwriter Interviews

John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.

Little Big Town

Little Big TownSongwriter Interviews

"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."