There is a song that haunts me. It was written by Leonard Cohen and has been recorded by many people. I have never heard a bad version. Several months ago I woke up in the middle of the night and the words were playing in my head:
"Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah"
I hear Hallelujah in the shower. It comes into my head at least once a day. It's an old song, but I hear on the radio, it seems at least once a week.
Last week Juju mentioned it on her blog. This week, after I posted Leonard Cohen's Suzanne, two people have mentioned his Hallelujah in comments on my blog.
This song, as I said, is haunting me. I still love it.
Here is the exquisite Jeff Buckley version.