hallelujah: k d lang says it so much better than I ever could (music/video)

Historically, I’ve been partial to Jeff Buckley’s cover of this Leonard Cohen song — which is based on the Biblical story of (King) David and Bathsheba and has been analyzed and interpreted for years.

Yet today, in this moment, at this juncture in the road, no other rendition carries the power, the majesty, and the achingly delicious surrender that K.D. Lang summons through her body and voice in this commanding-yet-humble, 2005 live performance in Winnipeg.

This slays me in the best possible way. ‘Nuff said.

5 thoughts

  1. This gives me chills. I’m playing it over and over. And I’ve posted in on my Facebook page, with credit to you. I love Leonard Cohen’s songs. The word that comes to mind for me is…..haunting. Thank.


  2. hey…I posted a version also by K.D. of her in the studio…also awesome…have you seen it??

    thanks!! I’ve listened to it about a dozen times since I saw it here…


  3. this will definitely be making an appearance on my site…with credit to you…I’ve always loved this song…it’s so beautiful I want to cry half the time I hear it!


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