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THE SENTIMENTAL IRONY OF THE SONG HALLELUJAH: SPIRITUAL OR SECULAR? HOLY OR PROFANE?

During Cohen’s acceptance speech into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he said, “I wanted to push the Hallelujah deep into the secular world, into the ordinary world. The Hallelujah, the David’s Hallelujah, was still a religious song. So, I wanted to indicate that Hallelujah can come out of things that have nothing to do with religion.” Continue reading

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