Hope you enjoyed this rendition of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. I personally like the new lyrics; however, some have taken issue with Cloverton's changes. I have always loved the song, and first heard Jeff Buckley's version on an episode of The West Wing. CJ Craig had just gotten the news that her Secret Service love (played by Mark Harmon) had been shot and killed. The music was eerily beautiful and I was lost in the drama of the moment, so I really didn't listen to the words.
I have since listened to the original artist's words many times and believe that Cohen would probably take issue with Cloverton's Christian version, mainly due to his Jewish beliefs. However, as the saying goes, immitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Regardless if you prefer the original or the remake…
Here's wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
Jim & DeLeesa