You know what you’re supposed to feel when you hear that song. You can’t even hear it anymore. You just know that’s the song that’s supposed to make me feel sad now.
—Alan Light on his new book, The Holy Or The Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, And The Unlikely Ascent Of “Hallelujah." Hear the interview and read an excerpt about how the power anthem almost didn’t see the light of day.