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Some of Us Had to Live

Some of Us Had to Live

New York City-based singer-songwriter (and cab driver) Michael Cohen (1951-1997) released only three recordings during his life, including two for Folkways Records: What Did You Expect in 1973 and Some of Us Had to Live in 1976. Cohen was an early performer of songs dealing with gay themes. For example, in "Poison Darts" the song's narrator tells of his partner's struggle over his sexual orientation.

Cohen plays guitar, piano, and Arp synthesizer and is accompanied by flute, organ, bass, and percussion. The liner notes include lyric; artwork features the drawings of Sue Apter.

Track Listing

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Soren Michael Cohen 2:29
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102
Poison Darts Michael Cohen 3:31
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103
Oracle (On Main Street) Michael Cohen 3:02
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The Riddled Song Michael Cohen 2:00
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105
Millstone Michael Cohen 2:17
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106
Dyin' Day Michael Cohen 5:01
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Spend Your Love With Me Michael Cohen 2:33
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202
Ward Six Revisited Michael Cohen 3:00
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Don Michael Cohen 3:24
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Sole Inheritor Michael Cohen 5:07
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In a Dream, Again Michael Cohen 4:11

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