First we take Manhattan

Naletio na Borjinom siteu na tekst/video o Leonardu Cohenu pa da se i ja pridružim festivalu.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oKeAt0yB2Q

(Radio announcer’s voice)
Was die Attentäter betrifft, die in Berlin den Anschlag auf die Deutsch-Arabische Gesellschaft verübt haben, ist die Polizei einen Schritt weiter gekommen. Die jetzt nach dem Anschlag…

They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom
For trying to change the system from within

I’m coming now, I’m coming to reward them
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

I’m guided by a signal in the heavens
I’m guided by this birthmark on my skin
I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

I’d really like to live beside you, baby
I love your body and your spirit and your clothes
But you see that line there moving through the station?
I told you, I told you, told you, I was one of those

Ah you loved me as a loser, but now you’re worried that I just might win
You know the way to stop me, but you don’t have the discipline
How many nights I prayed for this, to let my work begin
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

I don’t like your fashion business mister
And I don’t like these drugs that keep you thin
I don’t like what happened to my sister
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

I’d really like to live beside you, baby …

And I thank you for those items that you sent me
The monkey and the plywood violin
I practiced every night, now I’m ready
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

I am guided

Ah remember me, I used to live for music
Remember me, I brought your groceries in
Well it’s Father’s Day and everybody’s wounded
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

hallelujah… (4:57, Bono, Tower Of Song: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen, 1995)

Leonard Cohen je kanadski pisac, novelist i pjevač-pjesnik. Mnogi ga smatraju jednim od najutjecajnijih pjesnika na engleskome jeziku u dvadesetom stoljeću. Njegova muzička karijera je uglavnom zasjenila njegova prethodna dostignuća kao pjesnika i noveliste iako povremeno i dalje objavljuje.
U 1984. Cohen je objavio album Various positions na kojem se nalazi i pjesma Hallelujah. Ovu pjesmu u dvadeset i nešto izvedbi možete skinuti kao mp3 dokumente s ovih linkova. volio bih dobiti priliku sudjelovati na nekom od njegovih koncerata, nažalost do danas se ništa od toga nije desilo (usput rečeno, uvijek sam povezivao Lou Reeda i Leonarda Cohena, bez pravog razloga).
Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
Rufus Wainright – Hallelujah
Bob Dylan – Hallelujah (Live)
Bono (U2) – Hallelujah
Dresden Dolls – Hallelujah (Live)
K.D. Lang – Hallelujah
Damien Rice – Hallelujah (Live)
Damien Rice – Cannonball/Hallelujah (Live)
Sheryl Crow – Hallelujah (Live Radio)
The Junebugs – Hallelujah (Live)
Tony Lucca – Hallelujah
Elisa – Hallelujah
Chris Botti – Hallelujah
Clare Bowditch – Hallelujah
Eric Beverly – Hallelujah
Erik Flaa – Hallelujah
Euan Morton & Denise Summers – Hallelujah (Live)
Arooj Aftab – Hallelujah
Allison Crowe – Hallelujah
Gavin DeGraw – Hallelujah
Jack Lukeman – Hallelujah
John Cale – Hallelujah
John Jerome – Hallelujah
Kate Noson – Hallelujah
Katheryn Williams – Hallelujah
K’s Choice – Hallelujah (Live)
Late Tuesday – Hallelujah (Live)
Lucky Jim – Hallelujah
Macbrolan – Hallelujah
Ari Hest – Hallelujah (Live)
Imogen Heap – Hallelujah
Street To Nowhere – Hallelujah

Misao dana:
I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth