April 13, 2011

Yet other Canadian Achievements...

It's not always Lady GaGa that get's the blood to boil (musically speaking) in a gay man's body...

While watching Good Morning America this morning, I was reminded of the exceptional performance KD Lang gave during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games... I searched high and low for a decent video and ended up with this Russian satellite link. What a beautiful song, written by an articulate lyricist/songwriter, performed by a wonderful artist, during this exciting event... All from Canada, proudly our neighbors to the north!

Don't use the "play" on the top right, use the one in the center, and "x" through the commercial... For full screen use the button (third from right) on the bottom right... It's AMAZING! (sorry for the Russian subtitles and links)...

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

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby iv'e been here before,
Iv'e seen this room and ive walked the floor,
I used to live alone before i knew ya
But ive seen your flag on the marble arch,
Our love is not a victory march,
It's a cold and its a broken hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there's a God above,
But all iv'e ever learnt from love,
Is how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya,
It's not a cry that u hear at night,
It's not someone whos seen the light,
It's a cold and broken hallelujah

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

Over and "Out" from a beautiful Spring day, in Portsmouth, VA

ps: The song, performance, and telecast are all used without permission (my bad)

1 comment:

the cajun said...

Leonard Cohen is one of the best poets/songwriters in the world. This song always makes me cry. Judy Collins did it back in the late 60s and did me in, but kd, O.M.G. really makes it hers.

Thanks for posting this.

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