If you pay attention to music at all, you're probably familiar with Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. It's a beautiful, majestic score that many artists have recorded in the past few years.
Recently, I found a YouTube video of the song and checked the lyrics, because they were never clear in any recording I heard.
I have to say, they're a bit goofy. They start out with David writing a song for the Lord, then flip to his peeping on Bathsheba. She ties him to a chair and cuts his hair. Wasn't it Sampson who had his hair chopped off?
Then, suddenly there's a love story gone bad (I think.) There's a provocative reference to sex (I think) and then we're back to wondering if God exists. Love is described as a broken Hallelujah. Which makes no sense, because traditionally, hallelujah is a word of praise.
Maybe it's just me, but I think I'll just stick with the melody.
What do you think? Here's the link: HALLELUJAH