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Hallelujah

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I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above
But all I ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
But it’s not a crime you’re here tonight
It’s not some pilgrim who’s seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a lonely Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

But baby I’ve been here before
I know this room and I’ve walked this floor
You see, I used to live alone before I knew you
And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a very lonely Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What’s really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every single breath that we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I learned to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

–Leonard Cohen

Note: Leonard Cohen’s classic song Hallelujah, since it was released in 1984, has become one of the greatest songs of all-time. Various singers, like Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Bono, Willie Nelson and Celine Dion, have their own versions of the song. To date, there are already more than 300 versions of the song. This is what Bob Dylan has to say about the song:

it’s a beautifully constructed melody that steps up, evolves, and slips back, all in quick time. But this song has a connective chorus, which when it comes in has a power all of its own. The ‘secret chord’ and the point-blank I-know-you-better-than-you-know-yourself aspect of the song has plenty of resonance for me.

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October 25, 2016 at 10:50 am

My Nephew Vinnie and David Benoit

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My 12-year-old nephew, Vinnie (on the drums), jamming with jazz legend David Benoit…

–Matt

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July 20, 2015 at 10:19 am

Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Op. 16

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My nephew, Marc, playing Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Op.16.

— Matt

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July 25, 2014 at 9:19 am

Here Comes The Sun

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Grateful that, after almost 2 weeks of cold, windy, and rainy weather – finally the sun is up!

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August 24, 2013 at 8:42 am

What Happens During The Conclave

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Here’s a look at what’s expected to take place in the Sistine Chapel March 12, 2013 as 115 cardinals choose the next pope.

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March 9, 2013 at 10:36 am

O Come, Emmanuel

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A beautiful rendition of the classic Christmas hymn “O Come, Emmanuel.”

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December 22, 2012 at 8:45 am

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Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on a Spanish Plaza

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This unexpected, public performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on a plaza in Spain is an absolute visual and aural feast.

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September 9, 2012 at 9:07 am