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Between the Garbage and the Flowers

Between the Garbage and the Flowers

I heard Nina Simone’s version of Suzanne before Leonard Cohen’s. I love both. They bring out different colours and textures in LC’s beautiful words. Nina hit a better intensity and crescendo here: “She shows you where to look between the garbage and the flowers, there are heroes in the seaweed there are children in the morning, they are leaning out for love and they will lean that way forever…”