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Hallelujah by leonard cohen?

what does this song mean? I have no idea what this song means...any ideas would be awesome thanks.

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  • raysny
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Cohen wrote at least two versions.

    This question gets asked quite a bit; the song one of my favorites.

    Cohen weaves religious/Biblical references throughout his works.

    Here he's merging his own love life with that of King David and Bathsheba. Pure, sacred love being lost by the body's physical needs.

    The best explanation I've found of that song is "One Haunting Ballad Has Been the Soundtrack to Many Lives Recently. But Why?" by Bryan Appleyard, which can be found at:

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  • 4 years ago

    I think that i like Jeff Buckley's version a bit better. However, i do love Leonard Cohen's. I love his voice and i love that he thought to write such a song! bq: Waiting For The Miracle bq2: Grace bq3: It was pretty good :) I got out of work early and i'm off tomorrow.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think he took religion just as a metaphor. To me it is a love song, about a love that has gone wrong, and now he suffers terribly, but still he wouldn't change a thing, since he's still in love with her, and for every minute he ever spent with her, there's another Hallelujah, even if it's a broken one, and in spite of all the pain.

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