April 22, 2012

and even though it all went wrong, i’ll stand before the lord of song

I’ve heard this song, and covers of this song, roughly 847 times. It hasn’t made me feel the way this video does in a very long time. I love Daniel Blue, I love Motopony, and I will never tire of honesty in a church.

This is ab.so.lutely stunning, and penetrating all the way to the little crackly-lightning neuron connectors along the base of my spine, and the scattered hardened-black corroded outputs around my heart.

Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) – Daniel Blue with Hannalee

[video from the Fremont Abbey series, shot by the talented wild-haired Eratosthenes Fackenthall]


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    Monday Links | songsfortheday — April 23, 2012 @ 7:19 am

  • One of my favorite verses that often gets left out. So so so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

    Adele — April 23, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

  • wow, thanks so much for posting!

    Gus — April 23, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

  • My god that doesn’t half look like a Mullet haircut? I thought they went out with Bono. Overall a decent cover but up there with Buckley or Wainwright I think not. Indeed aren’t their other songs in the Cohen back catalogue worthy of investigation rather than just head for this song every time? what about Sisters of Mercy or Alexandra Leaving.

    Muddydwaters — April 25, 2012 @ 5:27 am

  • Oh, another fucking cover of this thing. Just what the world was waiting for. The original and David Bazan’s are pretty much all we need. Everybody else can knock it right the fuck off.

    nikita coltrane — May 12, 2012 @ 9:16 am

  • Honestly, I skipped to the last verse (my favorite), and I didn’t think it was that impressive. and then I noticed that i’d gotten chills/goosebumps for the first time i think ever from a song, almost immediately.

    JJ — June 21, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

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