Thursday, 5 July 2007

Hallelujah, run again

Posted by Ewen on Thursday, July 05, 2007 with 4 comments
Speedygeoff has given me the keys to the car, so I've come up with this new version of Hallelujah...

Now I've heard there was a secret run
That Six Footers do, I've heard it's fun
But you don't really care for mountains, do you?
It goes like this
Run forth with Strewth
CJ, John and Chris
Runners all seduced by Mount Majura
Mount Majura
Mount Majura
Mount Majura
Mount Majura

You thought you could run but needed proof
You saw her running all aloof
Her form and power almost overthrew you
She stopped you
And said you didn't care
You only ran track, it just wasn't fair
And from your lips she drew the 'Mount Majura'
Mount Majura
Mount Majura
Mount Majura
Mount Majura

Steve said I've been here before
I've climbed some hills but never more
I used to run alone before I knew you
I've seen Trent's grave,
The view is vast
Running up there is no victory march
But on we forge to the summit of Mount Majura
Mount Majura
Mount Majura
Mount Majura
Mount Majura

You say I took the name in vain
And didn't really know this game
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
On trails I see a blaze of light
Feelings are stirred
Doesn't matter what you heard
Just climb and maybe you'll see on Mount Majura
Mount Majura
Mount Majura
Mount Majura
Mount Majura

I ran my best, it wasn't much
At Six Foot I tried hard to stay in touch
But I'm slow, and I didn't come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I'll stand before that Robert Song
With nothing on my tongue but Mount Majura
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

4 comments:

  1. I like what you've done with this song but The KD lang version is still my favorite.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTv9m8c6hnw

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  2. Leonard Cohen will always be the man for me, although the Aliaster Green version as a tribute to Mark Viduka is another worthy contender.

    Ewen, how about doing something to another Cohen classic "Tower of Song".

    My friends are gone, my hair is grey,
    I ache in the places where I used to play,
    I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on,
    Just paying my rent everyday in the tower of song.

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  3. "Mount Majura" alone was worth going away for. Thanks Ewen, great job!

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