Last night, Montreal's resident poet-laureate/songster Leonard Cohen was announced as one of the five 2008 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He'll go in along with Madonna, the Dave Clark Five, the Ventures and John (sans "Cougar") Mellencamp at a ceremony in New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel on March 10.
"Give me back my broken night
my mirrored room, my secret life
it's lonely here,
there's no one left to torture
Give me absolute control
over every living soul
And lie beside me, baby,
that's an order!"
- First verse of "The Future" off Cohen's 1992 album by the same name.
I wonder if he'll sing that last line to Madonna?