Who Wrote the Lyric? Keith Richards or Leonard Cohen.
High Performance Rodeo presents plays inspired by these songwriters so we thought we would play a little name-that-tune-writer.
Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen (left) and The Keith Richards One Woman Show (right) are both part the High Performance Rodeo.
Among the shows at this year’s High Performance Rodeo are two that use these mega famous (and prolific) musicians as their muse.
Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen comes from Firehall Arts Centre and is presented by Theatre Calgary. It’s a cabaret type show with six performers using Cohen’s lyrics to explore loves lost and won. It plays from January 7 to 11.
And then there is The Keith Richards One Woman Show from Suitcase in Point. Deanna Jones plays Mona, an obsessed fan who takes a “trip” through Richards’ life. This one has a live rock score and is playing at Royal Canadian Legion #1 from January 27 to 31.
Cohen and Richards both wrote a lot of songs that we all still sing along to. So we ask, who wrote the lyric, Leonard Cohen or Keith Richards?
Give it your best guess and click through at the bottom to get the answers to who wrote the song and what song it is.
“I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
But I swear by this song
And by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee.”
“The doctor wants to give me more injections
Giving me shots for a thousand rare infections”
“Don’t know how I got there
Maybe taken by the wave”
“You made the wrong motion
Drank the wrong potion
You the lost the feeling
No so appealing”
“It’s too much pain and too much sorrow
Guess I’ll feel the same tomorrow”
“If you want a lover,
I’ll do anything you ask me to.
And, if you want another kind of love,
I’ll wear a mask for you.”
“Yes, and thanks for the trouble you took from her eyes.
I thought it was there for good so I never tried.”
“Well I never kept a dollar past sunset.
It always burned a hole in my pants.”
“Well if you call this a life
Why must I spend it with you
If the show must go on
Let it go on without you”
“You told me again you preferred handsome men
But for me you would make an exception”