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Hallelujah - cut off in its prime
17-12-2008, 01:10 PM (This post was last modified: 17-12-2008 01:19 PM by Slipper.)
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Hallelujah - cut off in its prime

I know they have to cut songs short for the programme but why for gawd'sake do they have to do it for the CD - oh yeah, they have to include all the wailing oooohohoohohhohohohhoohoooo's etc

But you don't really care for music, Do you?

Cowells cronies have reduced this song down to only 3 verses from the 5 that it should really be (there are some 85 to choose from). OK so one of them is a bit suggestive but hey!

But you don't really care for music, Do you?

Also why is Simon having just about all his acts do this song?
Amanda Jenssen, Il Divo, Diana Vickers, Jason Castro, Kurt Nilson



Oh well I suppose it all goes to help Mr Cohen's pension fund

With the number of covers, uses in TV & Film I think Mr Cohen will be quite pleased with this days work (although apparently it took him a long time to write)

I'm not usually a sheep but I must say I do prefer Jeff Buckleys version by far

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=AratTMGrHaQ (RIP)

Although IF it was the full length I might put Alex's a close second for showmanship points although it does detract from the essence of the lyrics and meaning.



Oh, if you don't know what I'm talking about here is one of the full versions (there are two or three)

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen (from Leonard Cohen Live in Concert)

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
she cut your hair and from your lips she drew the halleujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe I've 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 you let me know
What's real and 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
And all I 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's seen the light
it's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah…



And Cohens preferred final verse is

"And even though it all went wrong , I stand before the Lord of song With nothing on my lips but Hallelujah"

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17-12-2008, 01:45 PM
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Hallelujah - cut off in its prime
This version is the much talked about 1994 version


Either of the Buckley ones are mighty fine

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17-12-2008, 07:41 PM
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Hallelujah - cut off in its prime
Not a huge fan of Buckley's version, though it's streets ahead of the xfactor girlie.

I like JJ Cale's best
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vEOZLQ3d1FI

Even JBJ sounds as if he's actually listened to the words
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3EE9MvzXc...re=related

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18-12-2008, 09:40 AM
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Slipper Wrote:This version is the much talked about 1994 version


Either of the Buckley ones are mighty fine

this should have fixed it

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