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Halleluja!

Here's a little something. Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" has certainly been interpreted extensively through the years, and after Jeff Buckley's version - why would anyone even bother indeed? But I love the tune and really felt like giving it a try. There are different lyrical versions out there, and it is rumoured that Cohen struggled with some eighty verses before settling on what became the original release in 1984. My struggle with this song has been of a lesser kind - I couldn't even get the word "Halleluja" right. Seems I've been going through life perceiving and pronouncing it "Hallelulja". It was only after I had finished this recording that my brother pointed out that the rest of the world says the word differently. Brought up a Catholic and then discovering something like this at an advanced age feels like a glitch in the matrix for sure. I still think "Hallelujah" is like a toddler's version of the proper word. Nevertheless, I conceded and re-recorded the lead vocal to the best of my ability. Wishing you all the best for 2023!


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