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Een ‘Hallelujah’-versie om van te genieten

Een prachtige versie van Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'…
door Tsenne Kikke - donderdag 3 september 2015 16:55

Aan 99% van alle songs die de dichter-zanger Leonard Cohen ons tot op heden heeft gebracht, kan ik mijn tijd besteden. Ook werden zijn nummers al meermaals gecoverd, waarvan 'Hallelujah' er eentje van is.
 
In onderstaande video kan je kennismaken met 'Celtic Thunder', een Ierse groep, die bekend staat om de indrukwekkende en sterke interpretaties van bekende nummers. Alle leden van de groep wisten het publiek meteen voor zich te winnen, en misschien kunnen ze op jou eenzelfde effect uitoefenen.

Vergroot het scherm, en zet het geluid maar al ietwat harder ...

 - Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah' -

I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do ya?
Well, it goes like this:
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

When your faith was strong, but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby, I've been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
But listen, love is not some kind of victory march
No it's a cold and it's a very broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
But I remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove, she was moving too
Yes, every single breath that we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there's a God above
As for me, all I've ever seemed to learn from love
Is how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
But it's not a complaint that you hear tonight
It's not the laughter of someone
Who claims to have seen the Light
No it's a cold and it's a very lonely Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth
I didn't come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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