‘I’ve heard there was a secret chord…

LEONARD COHEN

September 21, 1934 — November 7, 2016 (82)


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Outosego

The header photo will remind many readers of a wonderful man who goes by the handle Outosego in the blogosphere. His stylized image of that Leonard Cohen photo is the logo on his most excellent blog http://www.outosego.com.

Leonard Cohen November 7

N., or Outosego as he is known to so many, is battling serious health issues, and we send our most positive psychic energy and our prayers for him to be well.

Think sunshine and better days…


Hallelujah

Now, 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 ya
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

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 Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried 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


Leonard Cohen November 7