Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hallelujah



kd lang's version of Hallelujah



Jeff Buckley's version




Leonard Cohen - the original Hallelujah

I can listen to this song all night long, over and over again. My mother thinks I'm hopelessly crazy. The neighbors think I've become a religious fanatic. Only my dog understands that I simply love Leonard Cohen. Hallelujah is a song originally written and composed by Leonard Cohen over the course of a year, and released in 1984. Over the years, Hallelujah has been performed by various artists and was included in TV and movie soundtracks, including Shrek, House, ER, Without a Trace, Cold Case, The West Wing among others. There are biblical references in the lyrics and the melody conjures up religious feelings, but Hallelujah is not a religious song. I find the lyrics a bit sexual and funny. Only Leonard Cohen could come up with something like this.

P.S. Merry Christmas to you...don't eat too much!

4 comments:

Mel Alarilla said...

Hi Luna,
Here’s greeting you the very best of the Christmas season. May the Lord shower you and your family with countless blessings this coming year. Thanks for joining Filipinos Unite!!! God bless you and your loved ones always.

Mel Alarilla of Filipinos Unite!!!

Lawstude said...

Merry Christmas Miranda.

Your reminder came a little bit late. I have eaten at least my weeks consumption for today.... and the day has not ended yet. oh well.

luna miranda said...

Thank you for the thoughtful wishes, Mel. Hope you had a memorable Christmas with your family.

luna miranda said...

well, it's still a holiday, lawstude. you can sweat out all the carbo and fats you have eaten on Christmas day.:D