Leonared Cohen is a Canadian writer, musician, and poet. I just found this today but the haunting music and lyrics tell of a haunted and struggling human being who is calling out for peace and forgiveness. So human, and something we can all identify with or at least I can. The lyrics are based on the book Holy or the Broken. Cohen worked for years to get the song written as perfectly as possible. He struggled with the writing, with life and finally coming to faith.
Wikipedia says that “Hallelujah is one of the most haunting, mutable and oft performed songs in American music history. ”
Though this is not a Christmas song, the lyrics help us prepare for it.
Cohen is a marvelous storyteller…..he is in the vane of Tom Waits………
Yes, yes and the gravelly voice that just hints at his life. . . . Many thanks. . .
Any time at all…..
If you have a few plays on this today ~ I couldn’t help it 🙂
Such a great song, great singer. Cheers to a great weekend…
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LOL back at you , my friend. I just love his voice that just goes so well with the lyrics!