Listen above to the second half of a fascinating two-part interview with Leonard Cohen by presenter and producer John MacKenna, first broadcast 12 September 1988, RTÉ Radio 1.

The second part of How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns, subtitled If I Have Been Untrue, considers songs about people in the street. 

Watch The Songs of Leonard Cohen with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ One, April 25th at 10.30 pm