Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Leonard Cohen Songs

"Suzanne," "Famous Blue Raincoat" and your other favorite tracks by the Canadian poet

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4. "Everybody Knows"

"Everybody Knows" must be the most pessimistic song in Cohen's vast catalog. Here are things that everybody supposedly knows: The dice are loaded, the boat is leaking, the captain lied, the poor stay poor, the rich get rich, the plague is coming and moving fast. It's quite the bummer, but somehow packaged all together you get the feeling we're going to survive this parade of horrors together. Over the years it's been covered by everyone from Don Henley to Concrete Blonde to Rufus Wainwright. 

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