Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hallelujah- Free Hugs from Sondrio, Italy

Two of God's Great Gifts are music and hugs. Through happiness and hardship, they are best shared.


Lara Fabian. I never heard of her before Judy Duvall forwarded the You Tube Video above.  Miss Fabian's voice... what a wonderful discovery to end the year. 

Ashley Fetters wrote in The Atlantic on the history of how a little known piece simmered in obscurity -only to mature as a bridge between pop and traditional culture. Leonard Cohen said of his lyrics. "There are moments when we can ... reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and that's what I mean by 'Hallelujah.'"   Just in case you want to sing along...

"Hallelujah" lyrics by Leonard Cohen. 


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?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you
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, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
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, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah 




2 comments:

OldLady Of The Hills said...

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL in Every Way!
I have seen this before, but it was Great to see it again...The actual film was edited so very Beautifully---building to the lasrt frame in the most moving way....And you are so right about that Wonderful Lara....WOW!!!

A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY DEAR LYDIA, TO YOU AND YOURS!!!

nikkipolani said...

Lovely voice and thoughtful song, Lydia. Thank you for sharing that! Happy new year to you and your loved ones!