I associate December with breaking. A time when that wicked cant of light has brought forward the winter of my beauteous, aching melancholy. A crisp time and a sharp feeling that I wait for silently... eagerly... subtly.
And yet tonight somehow, in the cloying, sultry monsoon air, between Jeff Buckley's voice and Leonard Cohen's lyrics, I broke completely... exquisitely... sorrowfully.
P.S A most interesting fact about Hallelujah - on various covers, and indeed on different recordings by Cohen himself, the lyrics differ from the original release. Apparently, it seems that Cohen usually writes more than he uses. Hence, selecting from the complete lyrics brings a decent degree of variation.
The lyrics are here and more on the song here.