The little boy and the voice – as an adult performer. It held up fine. It’s hard to believe he’s only 12 years old. The famous Canadian musician, writer and poet Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82 in Los Angeles. Cohen is the author of such world-famous songs as Suzanne, So Long Marianne and Hallelujah.
The latter was one of the “most missunderstood” songs of our time. Welsh musician John Kail compared the story of the song Hallelujah with ” the lingering effect of snowball.” The author of the composition Leonard Cohen, performing his creation, did not make an impression on the public.
But his “snowball”, rolling down from the mountain, began to grow into cover versions, which conquered numerous charts and, in the words of the same Kail, turned Hallelujah into “one of the most favorite, most performed and most misunderstood songs of all time.”
It is known that Leonard Cohen wrote Hallelujah over a few years and wrote some eighty verses, of which then selected four. The song went on with great difficulty. As he later recalled, it came to the point that he literally hit his head on the floor, sitting in his shorts on a carpet in the hotel room.
Text Hallelujah in its original version, published in 1984, is full of references to biblical stories: Samson and Delilah, David and Bathsheba, as well as some others. However, Cohen stressed that this is not a song about faith in God and religion.