Man Decides To Perform “Hallelujah” For His Son In Backstage. You’ll be Astonished When You Hear How He Sings!

Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer/songwriter/poet/novelist, wrote a masterpiece that would become one of the most recorded songs in modern times.

The song “Hallelujah” was first recorded by Cohen in 1984 on his album “Various Positions,” but received very little airplay. It wasn’t until Welsh singer John Cale recorded it in 1991 that it became as popular as it is today.

Cale’s version inspired a young Jeff Buckley to record it for his “Grace” album, which saw the song become an overnight hit. It was used in the smash hit film “Shrek” and has since been recorded or performed by over 300 different artists.

When Cohen originally wrote the song, there were over 80 verses. The song contains several biblical references, like the story of Samson, King David, and Bathsheba.

When Cohen toured the song throughout the 80’ and 90’s he would invariably sing different verses with only the last verse remaining the same.
Man Decides To Perform “Hallelujah” For His Son In Backstage. You’ll be Astonished When You Hear How He Sings!
The many singers that have recorded the song have differing meanings for what the song is all about. John Cale said that the song had a message of “soberness and sincerity.”

Canadian singer K D Lang said shortly after Cohen’s death in 2016 that to her it was about “the struggle between having the human desire and searching for spiritual wisdom, it’s being caught between these two places.”
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