Intimidating songs rap
Its the most beautiful song I have ever heard,myself. Having said that, I heard Hallelujah at the end of a Criminal Minds episode and could not get the song out of my head. This is one of the most beautifully written, beautifully sung songs of all time...gives me the chills every time I hear it...touching.
While Buckley, Cale,and Bon Jovi,among others,have done this song,my absolute fave(besides Cohen's original version) is by the Canadian Tenors. I instantly thought it was "Leonard Cohen-ish", and confirmed my suspicion on the internet which ultimately led me to this site. It is so deep, and has so much meaning....it's simply gorgeous. :)I absolutely love this song and have listened to just about every version out there. I believe when Cohen wrote it it was more a commentary on the hypocrisy of sex and religion and how one woman's faith and the faith of those around her mentally messed up a good relationship and it was an angry song, which is probably why it wasn't the popular hit it was when Buckley sang it on Grace.
One song, two different meanings, but yet all come together as one because God created the Universe and us and we are not perfect when it comes to life in general, starting with Adam and Eve, and continuing on from there with Bible references, and we are not perfect and we make mistakes. Hope I live to tell The secret I have learned, 'till then It will burn inside of me."It left her waiting, hoping, for something to release her, maybe the second coming. I admire the thought you put into it, being from a time when the Beatle's (alledged) musical and visual hoax that: "Paul was dead" greatly engaged me as a 12 year old. Be Well I'm not religious, but as crazy as it sounds, I think it's about Cohen lamenting a deal with the devil. He says he sings hallelujah to the "lord of song", which I take as gratitude at least for the beautiful music that he could create. There aren't many people in the Bible who have the benefit of actually speaking to God. For them, faith was not a requirement - they spike to God directly. "The baffled king composing Hallelujah" references David's doubt about himself, and the fact that he thinks he isn't living up to what he thinks God wants from him. This verse really gives a glimpse of how David is feeling, after writing song after song that falls short of expressing his feelings toward God, and his desire to worship, or please Him. David had an affair with her, and it started with him seeing her and coveting her.
And even though it all went wrong I'll stand before the Lord of Song With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah In verse 6 he calls it a cold and broken Hallelujah: And it's not a cry that you hear at night Bart - Ellicott City, Md has this pegged. That being said, the song is very mournful and sad to me. He had his best friend murdered so that he could have her.
You literally feel the cold and bitter emptiness of a man who feels he sacrificed his pride and humility for the bond of trust that comes with love (she tied you to a kitchen chair, she broke your throne, she cut your hair....) only to have it unravel because of not only tensions that inevitably develop later in a relationship ( I've seen your flag on the marble arch, Love is not a victory march...) but recognition of his own knowing contribution to the destruction of that love ( And all I ever learned from love was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you...). The moment his voice came from the radio, I started to listen carrefully and when the song ended, I felt really moved, I couldn't get that song out of my head.Eve didn't want to sin alone, so she asked Adam to join her. They've been here before, but seem to be powerless to stop it. I was told by an expert on the bible that the word virgin at the time of Jesus meant a very young woman; that it did not mean she was a virgin by our definition. Anyway it is another interpretation and there are certainly many when it comes to the bible.The abundance of comments and interpretations offered on Hallelujah illustrate why it is one of the most meaningful songs of modern times.You need a whole choir and orchestra to make it a little more interesting.
If I were to pick the best version it would be that sung by Espen Lind, Askil Holm, Alejandro Fuentes, Kurt Nilsen.I find it deeply disturbing to see Jeff Buckley's name attached to this song as he is the one who 'popularized it'.I frankly don't even know who he is or have heard his version.This song readily evokes many different levels of assessment.