Fifteen 'Hallelujah' verses?

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Zoider
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Re: Fifteen 'Hallelujah' verses?

Post by Zoider » Sun Mar 27, 2022 1:29 am

RealBigSwede wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:09 pm
I find this https://youtu.be/Bmx--WjeN7o
https://youtu.be/Bmx--WjeN7o
Total other verses
The lyrics for the verses from this video are posted in the comments.
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Re: Fifteen 'Hallelujah' verses?

Post by LolaLo » Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:03 pm

Two notebooks were written, lines scribbled and crossed out, until in the end Leonard had 15 sheets with 80 verses on them. Of these, he had to choose a few to write down. The choice turned out to be very difficult, and subsequently Cohen himself performed his own song repeatedly in different variations during the 1988 and 1993 tours. Only the last verse has never changed - it is in it, according to the author, that sums up all the reflections about life and love.
About the true meaning of the song one can argue and speculate for a long time, but it is better to refer to the words of the author himself. On this subject, Leonard Cohen himself said in an interview: "Hallelujah is the Hebrew word for "praise to God" or "to praise the Lord. The song tells us that there are many different kinds of Hallelujahs. It's a praise not only of the Almighty, but also just an appreciation of life, not in a religious way, but in words and emotion." Cohen admitted that he wanted to show in his song - Hallelujah can manifest itself in things completely unrelated to religion. Some may find it difficult to understand and perceive - that's normal, because everyone has his own view of "Hallelujah".
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