Artist: Jeff Buckley
D'you know how some songs just give you shivers up your spine? This one does it for me.
I never was a Jeff Buckley fan. Admittedly, I knew very little of him before hearing this song and flipping through the Internet to find out a little more about it's singer.
That is the beauty of music to me though; you don't have to have any kind of connection or even knowledge of the singer to have a connection with the song.
Hallelujah isn't Buckley's song; it's Canadian Leonard Cohen's, but Buckley's version is the one that everyone knows and is heralded as one of the Top 500 Songs of All-Time by Rolling Stone magazine. I can't say I disagree.
The song is haunting to me. In part Buckley's death - he drowned in 1997 - has something to do with it, but it's more just the simplicity of the track, with nothing more than Buckley's voice and the guitar.
Every so often there just aren't words to describe why I have a connection to something. This is one of those times. This is one of those songs. I can't put it in words. All I can do is sit back and listen to this song, over and over again.
You should do the same.