This is one of my favorite songs, ever! I love music that goes with it, the soft, lingering sound that fits lyrics by Rufus Wainwright perfectly. The first time I ever heard it was watching Shrek. Then, I heard it on the radio. Then one season of American Idol, someone sang it. (Don’t remember who or when.) It became one of my favorite songs ever. But then, last year in Welsh class, we listened to the Welsh version. The Welsh language is kown for its poetic and singy form. It is a musical language in its purest state. I fell in love with it even more. But, the lyrics are widely different than the English ones.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
I find it very interesting that the English version is about broken love, whereas the Welsh version is truly about the sadness of the world, probably the real reason David wrote all his psalms. Either way, the song is beautiful.