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Hallelujah is a Hebrew word meaning “Praise God”. The word was preserved, untranslated, by the Early Christians as a superlative expression of thanksgiving, joy, and triumph. “Hallelujah” is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, originally released on his studio album “Various Positions” (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a cover by John Cale, which later formed the basis for a cover by Jeff Buckley. In recent years several cover versions have been performed by a large number and broad range of artists, both in recordings and in concert: Jon Bon Jovi, Rufus Wainright and K.D. Lang, and many others. “Hallelujah”, in its original version, is a song in “12/8 feel”, which evokes the styles of both waltz and gospel music. Written in the key of C major, the chord progression follows the lyric “it goes like this, the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, and the major lift”: C, F, G, A minor, F.

Cohen’s original version contains several biblical references, most notably evoking the stories of Samson and traitorous Delilah from the Book of Judges as well as the adulterous King David and Bathsheba[2]: “she cut your hair” and “you saw her bathing on the roof, her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you”. Following his original 1984 studio-album version, Cohen performed the original song on his world tour in 1985, but live performances during his 1988 and 1993 tours almost invariably contained a quite different set of lyrics with only the last verse being common to the two versions. Numerous artists mix lyrics from both versions, and occasionally make direct lyric changes, such as Rufus Wainwright, a Canadian-American singer, substituting “holy dark” and Allison Crowe, a Canadian singer-songwriter, substituting “Holy Ghost” for “holy dove”.
Cohen’s lyrical poetry and his view that “many different hallelujahs exist” is reflected in wide-ranging covers with very different intents or tones of speech, allowing the song to be “melancholic, fragile, uplifting [or] joyous” depending on the performer: The Welsh singer-songwriter John Cale, the first person to record a cover version of the song in 1991, promoted a message of “soberness and sincerity” in contrast to Cohen’s dispassionate tone; The cover by Jeff Buckley, an American singer-songwriter, is more sorrowful and was described by Buckley as “a hallelujah to the orgasm”; Crowe interpreted the song as a “very sexual” composition that discussed relationships; Wainwright offered a “purifying and almost liturgical” interpretation to the song; and Guy Garvey of the British band Elbow anthropomorphised the hallelujah as a “stately creature” and incorporated his religious interpretation of the song into his band’s recordings.

See Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah video performance on YouTube:

HALLELUJAH, by Leonard Cohen

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

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What’s really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in with you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don’t even know the name
But if I did, well really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light in every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Miracle happens

Posted: June 17, 2011 in celebrities, humor
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A blonde reading a book? Yes, it happens sometimes …

Hey, but it’s Paris Hilton! Well, miracle happens, too…

Name: John Christopher Depp II. Born: May, 9 1963, Owensboro, Kentucky, USA.



In the early years of Hollywood, more precisely in the years of the silence movies, one actor became famous by the characters that played in the screen: Lon Chaney Sr. With breathless performances and misrecognize make up, he was not only one of the greatest actors of his time, but receive the nickname of “the man of thousand faces”.

Johnny Depp characters

Johnny Depp is the modern Lon Chaney. Actually, no one actor in activity has a career like Johnny Depp, with so many stupendous performances living the most strange and outsider characters. Enjoy the gallery.

1. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (Glen Lantz), 1984, directed by Wes Craven.nightmare

2. EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (Edward), 1990, directed by Tim Burton.edward

3. CRY-BABY (Wade ‘Cry-Baby’ Walker), 1990, directed by John Waters.crybaby

4. WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE (Gilbert), 1993, directed by Lasse Hallström.gilbertgrape

5. BENNY & JOON (Sam), 1993, directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. With Mary Stuart Masterson.bennyandjoon

6. ED WOOD (Edward D. Wood Jr.), 1994, directed by Tim Burton. With Martin Landau.edwood

7. DON JUAN DEMARCO (Don Juan), 1995, directed by Jeremy Leven. With Marlon Brando.Don Juan De Marco

8. NICK OF TIME (Gene Watson), 1995, directed by John Badham. With Christopher Walken.nickoftime

9. DEAD MAN (William Blake), 1995, directed by Jim Jarmush.deadman

10. FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (Raoul Duke), 1998, directed by Terry Gilliam. With Benicio Del Toro.fearandloathing

11. THE NINTH GATE (Dean Corso), 1999, directed by Roman Polanski.ninthgate

12. SLEEPY HOLLOW (Ichabod Crane), 1999, directed by Tim Burton.sleepyhollow

13. CHOCOLATE (Roux), 2000, directed by Lasse Hallström. With Juliette Binoche.chocolate

14. FROM HELL (Inspector Frederick Abberline), 2001, directed by Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes.fromhell

15. PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN – THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (Jack Sparrow), 2003, directed by Gore Verbinski. With Orlando Bloom.pirates-1

16. ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO (Agent Sands), 2003, directed by Robert Rodriguez.onceuponatime

17. THE LIBERTINE (John Wilmot), 2004, directed by Laurence Dunmore.libertine

18.  FINDING NEVERLAND (Sr. James Matthew Barrie), 2004, directed by Marc Forster. With Kate Winslet.neverland

19. CORPSE BRIDE (Victor Van Dort – voice), 2005, directed by Tim Burton and Mike Johnson.

20. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (Willy Wonka), 2005, directed by Tim Burton.

21. SWEENEY TODD – THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET (Sweeney Todd), 2007, directed by Tim Burton.

22.  PUBLIC ENEMIES (John Dillinger), 2009, directed by Michael Mann.

23. ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Mad Hatter), 2010, directed by Tim Burton.

24.  THE TOURIST (Frank Taylor), 2010, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. With Angelina Jolie.

25. RANGO (Rango/Lars – voice), 2011, directed by Gore Verbinski.

26. PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN – ON STRANGER TIDES (Jack Sparrow), 2011, directed by Rob Marshall. With Penélope Cruz.

“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” is a song written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell and Sol Marcus for the singer/pianist Nina Simone, who first recorded it in 1964. “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” has been recorded or performed by many artists, and is widely known by the 1965 blues rock hit recording from The Animals. A 1977 disco/Latin rendition by Santa Esmeralda was also a hit.

Cat Stevens was pleased as a young musician to be compared to the song’s first performer, Nina Simone, by an interviewer from Melody Maker. After converting to Islam and changing his name to Yusuf Islam, several incidents where he has felt misunderstood — including a recitation from the Qur’an that he maintains was either a misquote or taken out of context which was alleged to be supportive of the fatwa against Salman Rushdie, and allegations that he provided funds to terrorist organizations resulted in his deportation from both Israel and the U.S. — sparked his recording of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” with some lyrical alterations, featured on his 2006 album “An Other Cup”.

An Other Cup is Islam’s first Western pop album since Back to Earth, which was released in 1978 under the name Cat Stevens. On the album cover, the singer is credited as “Yusuf” with a cover label identifying him as “the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens”. In an interview as to why he presented both names, he said, “You know, the cup is there to be filled … with whatever you want to fill it with. For those people looking for Cat Stevens, they’ll probably find him in this record. If you want to find Yusuf, go a bit deeper, you’ll find him.”

In April 2007, BBC1 broadcast a concert given at the Porchester Hall by Yusuf as part of BBC Sessions, his first live performance in London in 28 years (the previous one being the UNICEF “Year of the Child” concert in 1979). He played several new songs along with some old ones like “Father and Son”, “The Wind”, “Where Do the Children Play?”, “Don’t Be Shy”, “Wild World”, and “Peace Train”. Below, watch Yusuf Islam’ “Don’t let me be misunderstood”.

Learn more about Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam on Wikipedia:
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People, do you understand me now,
If sometimes I feel a little mad
Don’t you know no one alive can always be an angel
When things go wrong I seem a little sad
But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

You know sometimes, I’m so carefree
With a joy that’s hard to hide
Sometimes seems that all I have is worry
And then you’re bound to see my other side
But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

If I seem edgy, I want you to know
That I never mean to take it out on you
Life has its problems and I get more than my share
But that’s one thing I never mean to do
I don’t mean it

People, don’t you know I’m only human
Don’t you know I have faults like any one
But sometimes I find myself alone regretting
Some little thing; some foolish thing
that I have done,
But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

Don’t let me be misunderstood
I’m just someone whose intentions are good
Don’t let me be misunderstood,
Don’t let me be misunderstood


Posted: June 9, 2011 in humor, kids
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Perverted: some guys have started early …