It would leave us all so vacant and so deeply unimpressed
It's like our visit to the moon or to that other star
I guess you go for nothing if you really wanna go that far"
It is not to be confused with Cohen's similarly-titled volume of poetry, Death of a Lady's Man, which was released the following year.
- "True Love Leaves No Traces" (4:26)
- "Iodine" (5:03)
- "Paper Thin Hotel" (5:42)
- "Memories" (5:59)
- "I Left a Woman Waiting" (3:28)
- "Don't Go Home with Your Hard-On" (5:36)
- "Fingerprints" (2:58)
- "Death of a Ladies' Man" (9:19)
Tropes associated with this album:
- The Cameo: Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan sang backing vocals on "Don't Go Home with Your Hard-On".
- Epic Rocking: The album ends with the titular track, "Death of a Ladies' Man", which is over nine minutes long—the longest track from any of Cohen's studio albums by more than a minute.
- A High-School Dance is the setting of the song "Memories".
- One-Word Title: "Iodine", "Memories", and "Fingerprints".
- The Peeping Tom: The song "Paper Thin Hotel" narrates an aural version of this (concluding with a Bathtub Scene with singing). The reference to the narrator's jealousy implies that he might be a Stalker with a Crush, and the opening reference to the thin walls implies an Accidental Pervert justification for the eavesdropping.The walls of this hotel are paper-thinLast night I heard you making love to him[...]I was not seized by jealousy at allIn fact a burden lifted from my soulI learned that love was out of my control
- Stylistic Suck: In "Don't Go Home with Your Hard-On", Cohen treats the theme of sexual desire with uncharacteristic ribaldry, performed in a jaunty style totally at odds with his typically sombre, reverent delivery.
- Title Track: "Death of a Ladies' Man".