Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New York: Chelsea Hotel No. 2

Leonard Cohen: Chelsea Hotel


I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
You were taking so brave and so sweet
Giving me head on the unmade bed
While the limousines wait in the street
Those were the reasons and that was New York
We were running for the money and the flesh
And that was called love for the workers in song
Probably still is for those of them left

For a fascinating overview of the history and mystery of the hotel, whose many claims to fame include Leonard Cohen's poignant lyrics with a never-spoken-but-always-implied reference to Janis Joplin (above), I strongly urge you read Somewhere In The Suburbia Of Manhattan: The Story of a Legendary New York City Hotel, text and photos by Christof Graf...

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