On Tumblr a year or two back, in a discussion of Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah,” user bigscaryd noted that the phrase “tag your favorite line of hallelujah” scans to the meter of the song.

Which led to other people creating new meta-verses to the song. Like this from animatedamerican:

you tried to read the words as prose

but noticed how its scansion goes

and now you can’t unhear the tune, so screw ya

recall the phrase you love the most

then once again reblog this post

and tag your fav’rite line of hallelujah

For a few more comments along similar lines, see amatalefay’s response.

2 Responses to “Hallelujah”

  1. irilyth

    I can’t help but notice that “You don’t come here for the hunting, do ya” also scans.

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