50 Best Songs of 2012

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Leonard Cohen, 'Going Home'
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20. Leonard Cohen, 'Going Home'

The 78-year-old folk-poet OG gets a collect call from God himself, who reminds the "lazy bastard living in a suit" that soon it'll be time to go home forever. Cohen's voice rumbles with ancient wisdom, as background honeys and a restful organ pave his way toward heaven – suitless, but burdenless, too.

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