Not Leonard Cohen

Artist
James Bell
Released
2018
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“It’s not Leonard Cohen, but it’s true”

History

This was the first song I ever wrote that I didn’t feel self-conscious about. Some time in 1999, I think. The first song where I actually felt like I knew what I was doing. My own little take on Dee Doo Doo Doo by The Police or These Words by Natasha Bedingfield, I suppose. Maybe I needed to write a song that absolutely wasn’t trying to be clever in any way, before I could relax and just start writing about what I actually feel.

Lyrics

Grass is green and sky is blue
Grass is green and sky is blue
It’s not Dostoyevsky but it’s true

Grass is green and sky is blue
Grass is green and sky is blue
It’s not Dostoyevsky but it’s true

It’s nothing shocking, nothing new
The world’s not rocking at the news
But it’s true
And

She makes me feel like new
She makes me feel like new
And it may not be Fellini but it’s true

It’s nothing shocking, nothing new
It won’t inspire great reviews
But it’s true
And she

Said I’m in love with you, she
Said I’m in love with you
It’s not Leonard Cohen but it’s true

Credits & Copyright

Written by James Bell in 1999. Recorded and released by James Bell in June 2018. (C) & (P) House of Lyra.