I just walked past the TV to see that Anderson Cooper is featuring a choir whose members are holding signs with names of the victims [of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary] while singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” [This may have been a rerun of the bit from the TV show “The Voice”, which I’ve seen excerpted elsewhere. — Prof. M] –which is apparently, despite its wildly inappropriate lyrics, now our agreed-upon secular hymn for murdered children. I’m not sure a society that doesn’t even listen to its own songs is in a good position to discern its own pathologies.
Said wildly inappropriate lyrics may be found here. Jeff’s right.