Saturday, March 18, 2017

Donall and Conall Meet Richard Dawkins

Bob Dylan - "Hallelujah" LIVE

"Hallelujah is a Hebrew word which means "Glory to the Lord." The song explains that many kinds of Hallelujahs do exist. I say: "All the perfect and broken Hallelujahs have an equal value." It's, as I say, a desire to affirm my faith in life, not in some formal religious way but with enthusiasm, with emotion....It's a rather joyous song. I like very much the last verse. I remember singing' it to Bob Dylan after his last concert in Paris. The morning after, I was having coffee with him and we traded lyrics. Dylan especially liked this last verse; "'And even though it all went wrong, I stand before the Lord of song With nothing on my lips but Hallelujah'." — Leonard Cohen interview, Paroles et Musiques,1985. Performed 8.July.1988 at Montréal's Forum de Montréal, Canada