Sunday, May 25, 2008


I think this is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard...k.d. lang singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah' - I found it over at free's site today. It's from the "Hymns of the 49th Parallel" album.

Now 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 and 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've been here before
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
But love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah

Well, maybe there's a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
It's not a cry that you hear at night
It's not somebody who's seen the light
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah


Kelsey Smith said...

That is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

sorry, but I think it's blasphemous and a shame that you added it to your blog. I keep looking for why OALC'ers have it wrong and then I see how people claiming to be christians have compromise in so many areas. I'm sorry if that hurts you, that's not my intention.

daisy said...

Come on, ms. anonymous from Washington, or wherever you're from. I'm not quite sure how all of that fits in together.

Why do you keep looking for reasons the OALC is wrong, anyway? And when you insinuate I'm claiming to be a Christian, are you really meaning that you don't think I am? When you use the words shame and compromise and then say "I'm sorry if that hurts you,'" what are you really saying? What am I compromising on?

Are you just going to be a hit-and-run drive-by blogger, or can you surf back this way and have a little conversation? What is it you dislike about this song? Let's talk about it.