A cover of Leonard Cohen's classic, "Hallelujah", a song which, although very famous, actually has profound meaning.
In tribute to a truly great person, who has touched the hearts of many. Listen/read the poem I wrote in response to his death:
Old friend from the mountain on your parallel path
Your body is no longer the home for your heart
But you had scattered it already throughout your whole life
The ashes of the lonely, the elegy of strife
In the mirror of violence, naked you stood
Shattering clinging to both bad and good
Your speech is a knife to despair and to pride
In your desert of truth there is nowhere to hide
You sing for the weary, the broken, the lame
You speak to the longing, the anger, the shame
Your voice is a worn-out coat in the rain
A constant companion for the heart filled with pain
My love, it sits in your armchair again
Battered and hungry, resigned from the game
But it's ringing those bells before the lord of song
Singing Hallelujah despite all the wrong
Dear Leonard, you have given life to the dead
You dined with the devil, you made his bed
And even though he cried that he couldn't be blessed
In your chamber of love you laid him to rest
And now it's your turn to journey on
To sing to a new crowd your liberating song
Thank you for all that you lost and you won
You live forever now the battle is done.
Video by Yilei Li and Joan Low.
hugely s*** mate
i think i'm crying. it's that gorgeous.
u swear 2 much . . . it makes u sound ***, not cool
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