“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 …”
- “I hadn’t expected to be moved by Hallelujah … I have heard [it] so many times in so many different contexts that it’s worn a bit thin. Leonard Cohen sang it as if he was singing each line for the first time, enriching the words with new meaning.” (drhguy.com)
- Leonard Cohen Songbooks: Leonard Cohen (drhguy.com)