Cohen/Two Moons

Cohen/Two Moons

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"stripped down acoustic, yet cinematic and bursting with story"

Biography

"Cohen’s music is unmistakably one of a photographer and filmmaker: cinematic and bursting with story. His songs reflect a relationship of light and sound, and above all strive to reflect the beauty around us." - Michelle www.aurgasm.us

He was handed his first guitar among the mystical Joshua trees at the age of five. Leaving the desert to pursue a BFA in photography, he landed in Boise, Idaho where a trio was formed. They started playing songs in bars and supporting major acts such as the Violent Femmes and local heroes, Built to Spill. Restless for new music and inspiration, Cohen traveled Europe, playing the streets of Galway and countless Parisian courtyards. And it was here that he found his distinctive voice combined with a Dylan-esque sensibility.

A composer at heart, his live shows consistently captivate audiences via story telling, intuitive melody and intimate vocal delivery. With roots in folk-punk rock, and influenced by Bon Iver, Patrick Watson, Broken Social Scene, Jeff Buckley & Chopin, Cohen's music features deft lyricism as well as unique mastery of guitar, piano, and ukulele.

Recently, Cohen has been playing shows on the west coast festival circuit [ Lightning in a Bottle / Art Outside / Harmony Festival ] sharing the stage with Yard Dogs, Beats Antique & Sean Hayes. Based in Portland/Bay Area, Cohen is launching his new project "Two Moons" this year, while exploring collaborative works with Anahata Sound and Y La Bamba.

Lyrics

Owl Said

Written By: Cohen

there lived a princess of the woods
she thought she lived alone
she walked with fair skin
on her head wine red hair did flow

& the birds were flying
& bells were ringing in the distant sky
the owl said:
you know its time to die
so why not you & i

she sat at tables made of glass
& drank from a silver spoon
the absinthe carved its secret path
as it burned, a flower bloomed

the autumn came
she sought for her sleep
& gazed up to the sky
an elf did sing:
if you climb this highest tree
I’ll sing you a lullaby

& so she climbs
each moss step with moonlit rose
& blackberry stems
to a bed of stars
where she lays her body down
only with him

& the silver sea
where I saw swans with deep set wings
staring at me
& the owl said:
you know it’s time to die
so why not you & i

there lived a princess of the woods
she thought she lived alone
she found her life inside a song
& so she made it home

Stark

Written By: Cohen

if i could find the darkness
there would be true night for me
& the stars that hang in brightness
would be too stark to see
& the moon has whispered ages
that she is coming to my throne
to her this soul of fighting
is a nest to make her home
so i’ll hold her like an angel
i’ll hold her like the sea
and the ways i would possess her
are the ways she slips from me

it’s a long rise..rise to the edge & i’m gone

these trains they move like islands
got my ear against the tracks
i’m rollin.. rollin..
i’m never coming back
‘cause this land is cut like diamonds
& sold as quik as bought
i trade the rain for steel
& the days my heart forethought
i have always cheated
the death that came for me
with a song of someone bleeding
and a star too stark to see

it’s a long rise..rise to the edge & i’m gone

so if i could find the darkness
there would be true night for me
and the stars that hang in brightness
would be too stark to see
somewhere there’s lightning
hidden within your storm
i could die in your eye
but this radio keeps us warm
the river stole your secrets
the wind bore out my lines
now your body is my temple
& this moon i take for mine

it’s a long rise..rise to the edge & i’m gone

Rockstar

Written By: Cohen

you are not so much
on it
anymore
you
used to be
such
a
rockstar

what ever happened to you?

what a day
to lose your body
& breathe a while in some strange sun
the way
you were
before you were
born
on this fucked little planet
you turned around
& said your name was jude
you said you wanted to
be only half as bright
as the next one that you see

& all around
there’s starlight
falling down all around you
all around there are water lines
threatening to drown you
all around
there are satellites..
falling down ..
all around .. there is starlight

& you are going nowhere &
you don’t mind
you’re going everywhere &
in this time you make
for your breath …

& the door light ..
is open
& your swimming out into the water
touch the starlight to the blotter
& bleed ..
leave your mark
for a sun that listens
with your spark
flying in the daydream
of your wake
I curve around you
curve
around you
curve around you still
& all around there is starlight …

Discography

1. "Lo-Fi" - 2010
2. "Sea l" - 2009
3. "Gold is Where You Find It" - w/band - 2008
4. "Owl Said EP" - 2007
5. "Rockstar EP" - 2006
6. "Moonfall" - 2004
7. "Rachel's House" - Cohen & Denton 2CD set. 1998

Set List

1. Rolling in You Waves
2. I have a Dream
3. Owl Said
4. Song for Us
5. Dare
6. Sea of Destiny
7. Lose Ourselves
8. Gold is where you find it
9. Love song
10. Slide
11. Dare
12. Autumns Face
13. If You Come to Me