I’ve got a rant or two today. The first is about the weather. I’m not usually one to complain. And I generally take it in stride when people post the random facebook status in dislike of the cold and even their love of the summer. But I’ve finally had enough. There are some people that continually complain about the cold and it’s begun to annoy me. But when someone recently posted a screenshot of the 64º weather forecast for Christmas, all gleefully, and was nearly dancing about it and the fact that it is supposed to rain rather than snow, it got to me. It just makes me want to whine and complain all over facebook when it gets hot. I probably won’t though, because that is just how I am. But I have to say, I was a bit annoyed this week when I had to roll down my car windows because it was too warm! Yep, windows down in December!!! Ugh!
Well, that’s enough of that. On to rant number two . . . I recently heard a Christmas song I’ve not heard before – Hallelujah. It’s quite catchy. It has a nice melody and lovely harmony. Then I tried to listen to the words to the verses and I got bothered. There are references to Samson & Delilah and David & Bathsheba that just didn’t sit right with me. I wasn’t sure what was being said so I looked up the lyrics and was still confused. So I searched some more.
Turns out that this is not a new song as I thought. It was written in 1984 by Leonard Cohen but has never been real popular, thankfully. It is said that Cohen was sitting on the floor writing the verses in a hotel room, he was so frustrated that he even banged his head on the floor. That just seems to come across in the lyrics, to me. It is said that he had 80, yes eighty, draft verses for this one song. When he toured, he even sang different verses. Settling on these verses, it makes me wonder how bad the others were. These just don’t make any sense. It’s almost like he is celebrating sin with these lyrics.
Apparently a couple of years ago, Coverton, a Christian contemporary band out of Manhattan, Kansas wrote different lyrics. I googled these and really like them! These actually make this a Christmas carol. I wish Pentatonix would’ve used these lyrics since they included it on a Christmas album. Their version is so beautifully sung but the verses just aggravate me. Ugh!
Well, that is enough of that! It is already Christmas Eve eve! Brian, Lauren, and Liam will be out tonight and we’ll open gifts first thing tomorrow morning!!! Whoo hoo!!!
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Until next time, God bless,