Hallelujah – A Tribute to Leonard Cohen’s Life and Masterpiece

“I think the term poet is a very exalted term, and should be applied to a man at the end of his work. When he looks back over the body of his work, and he’s written poetry, then let the verdict be that he is a poet.” – Leonard Cohen

Tonight we say farewell to a poet, writer, songwriter and inspirational force who words transcend time and move us to a deeper level of emotion and connection.? One of his many incredible successes sums up the journey of life in ways we rarely see.? That work is “Hallelujah”.

In a rare instant, a song comes along that redefines greatness.
The power of the lyrics and the penetrating sound of the music provoke feelings
deep without our soul. It is at that moment that we begin to feel more,
think deeper and lose ourselves in a moment. Leonard Cohen, over the years has written
some of the most memorable music of the 20th and 21st Century and has been an icon in the industry.
His soulful blends and awe inspiring lyrics have been covered around the globe.

Hallelujah is one of those masterpieces that will forever be a part of musical folklore.
Enjoy this video tribute to a song that somehow finds meaning in all of us.

 

Hallelujah

I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time when you let me know
What’s really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don’t even know the name
But if I did, well, really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light in every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

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