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Wed Apr 16, 2014, 11:03 AM

Irish Priest out Hallelujahs Leonard Cohen. Hankie Alert!






Close enough but still worth the watch

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Reply Irish Priest out Hallelujahs Leonard Cohen. Hankie Alert! (Original post)
marble falls Apr 2014 OP
Coventina Apr 2014 #1
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Suich Apr 2014 #3

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 11:40 AM

1. Very cute re-write of the song.

However, the original is so sad that I can't really completely buy into a "happy" re-write.

I've been to several "celebrations of life" lately that play this song.
I've never quite figured out the appeal of doing that.
In each case, it was supposed to be an uptempo "positive" gathering as opposed to a traditional funeral.
So why play one of the saddest songs ever written?
(In one case, the invitation asked attendees to wear "life is good" t-shirts).

Anyway, it deeply puzzles me, but always thought it would be rather gauche to ask the family about their song choices.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 11:46 AM

2. I was impressed by the Priest's performance. But I do know what you mean .....

it used to really amaze me how many RW personalities hooked onto Springsteen's "Born in the USA"and it was obvious they never bothered to listen to the lyrics.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014, 03:27 AM

3. I love this video!

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