Sep 4, 2008

Thursday music

One of my favorite songs by Leonard Cohen is known to many as overrated, or even over written, but Hallelujah never ceases to touch me in ways I can't explain. It's just one of those songs that resonates in it's fine lyrics and has beauty in the simplicity of it's composition.

While the song has been covered numerous times to varying degrees of success I've never been one to shudder at another singer belting out the lyrics. Sure there are many who claim to love Cohen's voice for reasons they may not understand, but sometimes I like to hear Hallelujah done without the gravely sound. A friend recently sang it to me and I wish I could've recorded the session, but sadly that didn't happen. Now I only have the memory of her playing it, but it's a good one indeed.

So today dear readers of this mildly literate blog I bring you yet another cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.

"Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity." - Leonard Cohen


Anonymous said...

I heard this for the first time when we saw Shrek, sadly enough. Beautiful.

JLee said...

I freakin' love this song and I like whoever did the "Shrek" cover too! lol
I have to admit, I cried when I heard it. aawww