A brilliant musician.
A beautiful human-being.
Last night Leonard Cohen peacefully fell asleep. At the age of 82, another great legend has left us.
The baritone-voiced singer-songwriter will continue to live on through his beautiful compositions. With a gift to seamlessly blend spirituality and sexuality in songs, he released a new album earlier this year – You Want It Darker. The question arises ‘Has he foreseen his ending?’
Cohen’s most popular, heartfelt and best-known song by far is HALLELUJAH (1984). Covered by many artists such as Jeff Buckley, Bon Jovi and Alexandra Burke, Hallelujah remains one of the most lyrically beautiful songs ever written. It went from cult hit to modern standard and video shares within the last couple of hours have tripled.
‘And it’s not a cry that you hear at night
It’s not somebody who’s seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah’
A wordsmith, Cohen knew how to work with words. I only dip into alliterations for special occasions but feel we must honour his immense talent.
… It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah…Love, Nina x