Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen song) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia " Hallelujah " is a song written by Canadian singer Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a recording by John Cale, which inspired a recording by Jeff Buckley.
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- June 1984
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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? It goes like this: the 4th, the 5th The minor fall, the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah Hallelujah(4x) 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(4x) Baby, I have been here before I know this room, I've walked this floor I used to live alone before I knew ya I've seen your flag on the marble arch Love is not a victory march It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah(4x) There was a time you let me know What's real and going on below But now you never show it to me, do ya? And remember when I moved in you? The holy dark was moving too And every breath we drew was Hallelujah Hallelujah(4x) Maybe there's a god above And all I ever learned...
There are two separate stories that might be potential reasons as to why two different versions of the song are present in the film and soundtrack.
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The song draws references to David ("there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord", "The baffled king composing Hallelujah") and Bathsheba("you saw her bathing on the roof") in its opening verses. "Hallelujah" experienced renewed interest following Cohen's death in November 2016 and appeared on multiple international singles charts, including entering the American Billboard Hot 100for the first time. Cohen wrote around 80 draft verses for "Hallelujah", with one writing session at the Royalton Hotel in New York where he was reduced to sitting on the floor in his underwear, banging his head on the floor.
Cohen sang a different version when he played the song in concert starting in 1988. A lot of other people who sing it mix lyrics from both versions, and occasionally make direct lyric changes; for example, in place of Cohen's "holy dove", Canadian-American singer Rufus Wainwright changed it to "holy dark", while Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowesang "holy ghost".
Canadian singer k.d. lang said in an interview shortly after Cohen's death that she considered the song to be about "the struggle between having human desire and searching for spiritual wisdom. It's being caught between those two places." Former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page, who sang the song at Canadian politician Jack Layton's funeral, described the song as being "about disappointing people".
- December 1984
- June 1984
- Folk rock
Hallelujah (Shrek song) "Hallelujah" is a song sung by John Cale in Shrek, although the Rufus Wainrwight version was released on the movie's soundtrack album. Elmo, Rosita, Cookie Monster and Grover sang the version at ¡Despierta América!.
The Shrek soundtracks are a collection of soundtracks from all four movies of the Shrek series, including separate editions for the movie score. Each soundtrack contains all songs that featured in their respective film, and the score soundtrack contains the music composed by Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell .
"Hallelujah" is a song which was covered by Rufus Wainwright for Shrek. It is originally sung by Leonard Cohen.
Rufus Wainwright is a singer who preformed Hallelujah in the soundtrack for Shrek.
"Hallelujah" found a new, much younger audience when it was used in the 2001 movie Shrek after the titular ogre has a falling out with the talking donkey. John Cale sang the version used in the film, but Rufus Wainwright recorded it for the soundtrack.
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