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See Leonard Cohen Croon Spooky, Unreleased ‘I’ve Got a Little Secret’ Live

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Leonard Cohen is still wryly ruminating on mortality, aging, and withered love. The 78-year-old living legend debuted ghostly cabaret tune “I’ve Got a Little Secret” during a live performance at Dublin’s O2 Arena on September 12, and luckily a fan shot video footage. “I’ve got a little secret / You’ve got to promise not to tell,” Cohen sings in the clip above. “I made a little date in heaven / But I’ve been keeping it in hell.” He continues, supported by back-up singers and an organ player: “I’d like to love you, baby / But it just don’t feel right / I’ve got this full-length mirror / And it ain’t a pretty sight.”

The Old Ideas craftsman’s song may be new, but he appears to be working with some, well, old ideas. According to Rolling Stone, “I’ve Got a Little Secret” lifts lyrics from another unreleased Cohen track: “Feels So Good,” which he hasn’t played onstage since December 4, 2012. After eavesdropping on Cohen’s “Little Secret,” scroll down for his upcoming tour dates.

Leonard Cohen tour dates:

September 18 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Ahoy
September 20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
November 13 – Perth, Australia @ Perth Arena
November 16 – Darling Harbour, Australia @ Sydney Entertainment Centre
November 20 – Melbourne, Australia @ Rod Laver Arena
November 23 – Pokolbin, Australia @ Bimbadgen Hunter Valley
November 26 – Cairns, Australia @ Cairns Convention Centre
November 28 – Townsville, Australia @ Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre
November 30 – Brisbane, Australia @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
December 4 – Wollongong, Australia @ WIN Sports & Entertainment Centres
December 7 – Mount Duneed, Australia @ The Hill Winery
December 11 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre