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English Department Zurich in Anglophone Literatures

Leonard Cohen, "[It's Going to Be Like This]" (2000)

Editorial Note

  • The law has changed since 2000, when Leonard Cohen wrote this lyric. Smoking is no longer permitted in Swiss bars and restaurants.

Places Referenced

  • Zurich (unspecified)




Weiterführende Informationen

Zurich in Anglophone Literatures

Zurich in Anglophone Literatures


Cohen, Leonard. "[It’s Going to Be Like This.]" 2000. The Flame: Poems, Notebooks, Lyrics, Drawings. Ed. Robert Faggen and Alexandra Pleshoyano. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. 169.

Project Editor

Martin Mühlheim

UZH English Department, Plattenstrasse 47, CH-8032 Zürich, Switzerland