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And even though it all went wrong,
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue
But Hallelujah

I can't get this song out of my head. I have always liked the Shrek soundtrack version (John Cale/Rufus Wainwright), and there are other versions by various artists, but I think the original is the most powerful. Beautiful lyrics. I wonder why none of the other cover artists have used the last two verses. Apparently, there are more - Cale once said in an interview that Cohen had faxed him as many as 15 verses? I wish I could get my hands on them.

The video is a bit old-fashioned, so the young youtube reviewers feel compelled to bash it. Whatever :)

Date: 2008-06-13 03:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angerona.livejournal.com
I think it's a great video. Or a great song, and I don't care about the video. Did you know that he's doing a concert tour again this year? Only in Canada, and it's all sold out.

Date: 2008-06-13 04:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fleur-de-lys.livejournal.com
Yes, his first tour in 15 years! I only know this because I try to keep current with what is happening in Montreal. He is performing at the Montreal Jazz Festival in at the end of June, on the same stage that I walked across during my McGill graduation ceremony :)

Date: 2008-06-13 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lisenokredred.livejournal.com
It really goes well with you user pic. :)
I like the song as well, but the first time i heard it was in the movie.

Date: 2008-06-13 11:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fleur-de-lys.livejournal.com
I didn't even make the connection with the user pic until you pointed it out :)

Date: 2008-06-13 07:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] juliajudith.livejournal.com
Not only in Canada - he actually comes to Israel!! My husband is very excited and waked me up at 7:00 am to tell it to me :-).

Date: 2008-06-13 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fleur-de-lys.livejournal.com
You are right - I looked it up and it is a WORLD tour! It looks like he is traveling all over Europe, but won't be coming to the US.

Date: 2008-06-13 06:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ochame.livejournal.com
I love Leonard Cohen :)

Date: 2008-06-13 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fleur-de-lys.livejournal.com
He is a genius :)

Date: 2008-06-14 12:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paroxodik.livejournal.com
I wrote an essay for my English class a while ago comparing one of His song to some poem. In love since then :)

Date: 2009-02-19 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krolechka.livejournal.com
А мне очень нравится это видео, как раз несколько дней назад для себя его открыл. :) Именно песня эта играла в голове, хотелось найти и послущать - и нашел.

Date: 2009-02-19 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fleur-de-lys.livejournal.com
Мне тоже нравится, но на youtube много негативных отзывов. Которые сводятся к тому, что клип несовременный и поэтому скучный. Но я не согласна :)


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