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Been listening to too much Leonard Cohen lately like his song used in the movie “Shrek” entitled “Hallelujah.”


The song’s last stanza goes…

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah


Then of course this song speaks to where I’ve been too long.

Waiting For The Miracle

lyrics by Leonard Cohen

Baby, I’ve been waiting,
I’ve been waiting night and day.
I didn’t see the time,
I waited half my life away.
There were lots of invitations
and I know you sent me some,
but I was waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.
I know you really loved me.
but, you see, my hands were tied.
I know it must have hurt you,
it must have hurt your pride
to have to stand beneath my window
with your bugle and your drum,
and me I’m up there waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.

Ah I don’t believe you’d like it,
You wouldn’t like it here.
There ain’t no entertainment
and the judgements are severe.
The Maestro says it’s Mozart
but it sounds like bubble gum
when you’re waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.

Waiting for the miracle
There’s nothing left to do.
I haven’t been this happy
since the end of World War II.

Nothing left to do
when you know that you’ve been taken.
Nothing left to do
when you’re begging for a crumb
Nothing left to do
when you’ve got to go on waiting
waiting for the miracle to come.

I dreamed about you, baby.
It was just the other night.
Most of you was naked
Ah but some of you was light.
The sands of time were falling
from your fingers and your thumb,
and you were waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come

Ah baby, let’s get married,
we’ve been alone too long.
Let’s be alone together.
Let’s see if we’re that strong.
Yeah let’s do something crazy,
something absolutely wrong
while we’re waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.

Nothing left to do …

When you’ve fallen on the highway
and you’re lying in the rain,
and they ask you how you’re doing
of course you’ll say you can’t complain —
If you’re squeezed for information,
that’s when you’ve got to play it dumb:
You just say you’re out there waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.


6 Responses

  1. Hi, I took a blogobreak for a while and since I’ve recently returned (with a new url), I wondered when I’d see your blog writing appear in my blogroll.

    Well, anything new in the miracle front? What are you looking for?

  2. Bubba and I were waiting in a checkout line once when he was 2 and he started rocking back and forth singing “Hallelujah” just like in the song.

    The lady in line behind us was moved to tears she thought it was so sweet.

    I didn’t have the heart to tell her he wasn’t moved by the spirit…he just wanted to go home and watch Shrek!

    Sam, waiting for a
    miracle. Remember, look
    the every day!

  3. That’s in SHREK? Cool.

  4. Ya’ll,
    I just wasted an hour crafting 16 lines of prose in response to your comments only to have IE crash on me.
    To recap succinctly:
    Longing – I’m here in God’s present no longer waiting.
    Wineymomma – Your story makes a moving comment on music’s power ultimately speaking to the Lord of Psalms.
    L.L. – “Finding grace in hard and hidden places” – and movies.


  5. Grace is abundantly supplied.

    Isn’t that amazing?


    Love you, Sam!

  6. I have to watch Shrek again. I love it when we see him in “hard and hidden places!” Grace bro. And Hallelujah.

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