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Old 02-17-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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The Evolution of "Hallelujah"

For fans of the Leonard Cohen song "Hallelujah," this might be a really interesting read.

How did the song go from a Leonard Cohen tune even Cohen bios skipped over, to a song that equalled emotional pop culture shorthand for "behold, I am sad and/or facing a difficult decision"?

Disclaimer: I'm one of those weirdos who thinks Jeff Buckley didn't do enough in his brief musical life to justify all the post-death adoration he's gotten since his passing. But I absolutely love his take on "Hallelujah" .... which is pretty much his take on John Cale's version of the Cohen song. But read on, this is pretty interesting:

http://www.clapclap.org/2007/04/hallelujah.html
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That was a great read, thanks
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Very interesting read.
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