Avalanche (Leonard Cohen song)

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Song by Leonard Cohen
from the album Songs of Love and Hate
Songwriter(s)Leonard Cohen
Producer(s)Bob Johnston

"Avalanche" is a song by Leonard Cohen. It appears on his third album, Songs of Love and Hate, released in 1971.

The lyrics are based on a poem he had previously written. He acknowledged in a 1992 interview with Paul Zollo that his "chop", his unique pattern of playing classical guitar, is behind many of his early songs, and this one features Cohen's trademark fast, syncopated classical guitar pattern as the accompaniment on the recording of the song.[1]


  1. ^ Zollo, Paul (1997). "Interview with Leonard Cohen, Los Angeles, 1992". Songwriters on Songwriting (expanded edition). Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0-306-80777-0.