Everybody Knows (Leonard Cohen song)

original song co-written and performed by Leonard Cohen

"Everybody Knows" is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen and collaborator Sharon Robinson. It has often been covered and used in soundtracks. "Everybody Knows" was first released on Cohen's album I'm Your Man, February 1988.

The lyrics include references to AIDS,[1] social problems,[2] and relationship and religious issues.[3]

A cover of the song by Sigrid plays during the opening credits of Justice League.


  1. Stephen Scobie, Intricate preparations: writing Leonard Cohen, ECW Press, 2000, ISBN 1-55022-433-6, p. 123.
  2. Maurice Ratcliff, The complete guide to the music of Leonard Cohen, Omnibus Press, 1999, ISBN 0-7119-7508-6, p. 81.
  3. Barry Alan Farber, Rock 'n' roll wisdom: what psychologically astute lyrics teach about life and love, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007, ISBN 0-275-99164-4, p. 25.