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Friday, November 20, 2015

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #137 - Hallelujah

Mom and Dad at Turkeyville Christmas Show 1311.14
Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #137 - Hallelujah

Hi Mom,

I wrote my review of the Turkeyville Christmas show today.

I spent time reflecting on the final song of the show, and how it left me quite a train wreck: "Halleljuah" written by Leonard Cohen.

This song was covered and made somewhat more famous by Jeff Buckley on his 1994 album Grace, and then later by Rufus Wainwright, whose version was used in the film Shrek.

It's a strange choice for a song to close a Christmas show.

These lines spoke to me the most:

"And I've seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah"

It's been a week since I saw the show, and I listened to this song again, and once again, I cried.

Love is not a victory march.

Indeed.









"Hallelujah" - Leonard Cohen

Well 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 you?
Well it goes like this:
The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah (repeat x 4)

Well 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 her kitchen chair
And she broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah (repeat x 4)

But baby I've been here before
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor
You know, I used to live alone before I knew ya
And I've seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah (repeat x 4)

Well there was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show that to me do ya
But remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah (repeat x 4)

Maybe there's a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya

And it's not a cry that you hear at night
It's not somebody who's seen the light
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah (repeat x many)



Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.

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