Friday, March 15, 2013

K.D. Lang sings Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah



Nothing new, but I got this from Mario Piperni's website, and I just had to pass it on. Beautiful, isn't it?

I have no idea what the song means, if it means anything. With its religious imagery, it probably wouldn't be anything an atheist could embrace, but so what? It's still beautiful.

4 comments:

AJ said...

Agreed. Another beautiful Cohen song is "Suzanne."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkamRumVXn4

WCG said...

Nice, Ann! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Cohen has said it's a celebration of sex so we can all get along with it.

WCG said...

Sounds good to me. :)

I suppose I'm too literal-minded to 'get' poetry - certainly not unless it rhymes. I'm the kind of guy who thinks Rudyard Kipling was a great poet.

Actually, I kind of like A.G. Swinburne, too, at least The Garden of Proserpine:

From too much love of living,
From hope and fear set free,
We thank with brief thanksgiving
Whatever gods may be,
That no life lives forever,
That dead men rise up never,
That even the weariest river
Winds somewhere safe to sea.

It probably wouldn't work as a song, though, huh?