Canadian folk singer Leonard Cohen’s ‘Everybody Knows‘ was played at the end of Ted Lasso today as Trent leaves the restaurant, walks down the street, and sees Colin in an alley kissing his boyfriend.
The bleak sounding synth pop continues over the episode’s end credits — Ted Lasso, Season 3, Episode 3, “‘4-5-1’ — and is a song that would have been desolate enough with just the song’s composition and lyrics.
Throw in Cohen’s deep, gravely voice, however, and ‘Everybody Knows‘ sounds ominous, doesn’t it?
Leonard Cohen’s ‘Everybody Knows‘ came out in February, 1988 on his eighth studio album I’m Your Man, but only charted in the United States on one chart — at #20 on the Alternative Airplay chart — and was basically ignored in the rest of the world. Surprisingly.
It did eventually chart in France 26 years later, however, when the track was re-released after the singer’s death.
In the 30-plus years since the somber song was first released, it has also been covered by several famous artists including Concrete Blonde, Rufus Wainwright and Don Henley.
Listen to Leonard Cohen’s ‘Everybody Knows‘ as played at the end of today’s episode of Ted Lasso in the video, and on the late singer’s I’m Your Man album below.
You will also find a video of a superb live performance of this fabulous song Cohen gave in London back in 2008 down there as well.
And, of course, tune into next week’s Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ to see what Trent does about Colin.
You can also listen to more music from this episode of Ted Lasso and others on Leo Sigh.
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