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Review: A deep dive into Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

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A deep dive into Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

A song with lyrics eminently quotable in a variety of situations

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Cale's version is the best. It's nice to see the Welsh wizard getting some credit for producing so much great music over what is a 60 year career now. Remarkable longevity, and still going strong at 80!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KYyDOw-waw

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It is OK but I was never impressed or into it.

I knew Leonard, despite him being much older, we would cross paths regularly in my youth in the Montreal underground (not illegal actually below street level) clubs, Jazz bars, along with many old friends, many of whom are long gone.

I have heard improv songs by him as he joined jam sessions that were far better in my opinion.

If I still smoked and drank I would sit back poor a glass and take a drag and say hi and thanks.

But I guess I will have to settle for a strong espresso looking out at my little garden and say, I was a pleasure to have know him.

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Peter Neil: "The vitamins in bran are not absorbed by the body and actually block absorption of essential vitamins."

You're wrong that whole wheat bread is not better for you then white bread. The only thing worse for your body than white bread is polished white rice. Whole bread isn't exactly going to fill your body with what it needs

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Hallelujah lyrics goes back to the days of Negro Spiritual probably during slavery,their have been many song,that have verses of Hallelujah

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Yrral

Today 09:52 am JST

Hallelujah lyrics goes back to the days of Negro Spiritual probably during slavery,their have been many song,that have verses of Hallelujah

Wow what a way of trying to take Jewish culture and giving the credit to a other.

Look up the origin of the word hallelujah, then look up the origin of the rest of the lyrics.

I am not Jewish not even close, but growing up in Montreal I had many Jewish friends went to plenty of their Bar mitzvah, funerals, weddings, and even just invited to attend Sabbath at the synagogue.

People would be surprised to realize how much of the prayers and ceremonies are done in song.

Leonard's Hallelujah is far more reminiscent of those songs than any "Negro spiritual".

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smithinjapanToday  09:45 am JST

Peter Neil: "The vitamins in bran are not absorbed by the body and actually block absorption of essential vitamins."

You're wrong that whole wheat bread is not better for you then white bread. The only thing worse for your body than white bread is polished white rice. Whole bread isn't exactly going to fill your body with what it needs

Hallelujah!

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As a lifelong LC fan I'm looking forward to seeing this.

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Axle Rose: “Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”

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Cohen's "Hallelujah" is one of my all time favorite songs. The versions by Alexandra Burke and a young Jal Joshua are my favorite versions. Give it a listen on YouTube!

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Does Cohen appear in this movie/documentary, or is there an actor playing him?

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Don't listen to LC after breaking up with your partner, you'll feel suicidal

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Leonard Cohen was an original who walked his own path. He may not have eaten whole wheat bread as much as others, he was still OK in my book.

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