You Got Them Singing, Leonard

You Got Them Singing, Leonard

( A tribute to Leonard Cohen, written to the tune of You Got Me Singing, the last song on his album, Popular Problems, released in 2014. )

You got them singing, Leonard,
from the bottom to the brim,
you got them singing
your hallelujah hymn.

What an achievement, Leonard,
in this so called secular age,
to get them singing
praise the Lord from the page.

You got them singing, Leonard,
from Krakow to Montreal,
you got them singing,
as if they all sang in one hall.

Hear people singing, Leonard,
though the world goes more wrong,
hear people singing,
high in your tower of song.

You got them singing, Leonard,
to heal the hurt in the heart,
you got them singing,
to be one not apart.

Hear people singing, Leonard,
more than ten thousand strong,
hear people singing
your hallelujah song.

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