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12. It is actually pretty dark, originally.
Tue Jan 19, 2021, 11:31 PM
Jan 2021

Cohen was like that. I think they used a very edited version in Shrek, too.

Um, Hallelujah is not a hymn. [View all] alarimer Jan 2021 OP
I thought it was an odd choice, but The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2021 #1
some people hear the word lord and their christian privilege just takes over lol nt msongs Jan 2021 #2
I know! Such a bad choice. Not only was it not appropriate, it is way over done. yankeepants Jan 2021 #3
My friend calls it the Hymn of the Agnostic. I personally thought is was a strong that illustrates PA_jen Jan 2021 #4
I'd never really heard all the words before, very stark. Which makes it absolutely enough Jan 2021 #7
It's a great song by Leonard Cohen but afraid it's gotten out of hand Blue Owl Jan 2021 #5
I only heard a little bit of it. alarimer Jan 2021 #11
Not really. They chose two verses, there are many in the song.... Wounded Bear Jan 2021 #27
It is beautiful. And I love Leonard Cohen. dawg day Jan 2021 #6
This. Marie Marie Jan 2021 #22
I thought it was about baseball underpants Jan 2021 #8
It's a really beautiful song and it has the word Hallelujah in it. I have listened to the lyrics mucifer Jan 2021 #9
I think Jeff Buckley really turned it into the alt. Hymn for every wounded lover Blues Heron Jan 2021 #10
It is actually pretty dark, originally. alarimer Jan 2021 #12
His was the best cover version by far Blue Owl Jan 2021 #13
most definitely to both. Blues Heron Jan 2021 #15
Obvious Biblical references StClone Jan 2021 #14
David of the bible saw the woman bathing and had her husband killed alphafemale Jan 2021 #20
The first verse contains a short lesson in music theory paranoid floyd Jan 2021 #16
The baffled king alphafemale Jan 2021 #18
is a song about about feeling like you are broken in half and it somehow makes you whole alphafemale Jan 2021 #17
Though lyrics are often meant to mean something StClone Jan 2021 #19
isn't that what I said? alphafemale Jan 2021 #21
Well StClone Jan 2021 #23
"Born in the USA" is often misinterpreted. zanana1 Jan 2021 #24
People only hear the chorus. alphafemale Jan 2021 #25
I think sex is only one aspect of the meaning of the song. Aristus Jan 2021 #26
It may not be a hymn, but it is a lament...and so, I found it fitting...nt Wounded Bear Jan 2021 #28
Some fool called it a "Great Christian Song," malthaussen Jan 2021 #29
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