Video: Leonard Cohen Asked & Answers “Why Was The King Baffled?” – Brooklyn 2012

Somehow it seems fitting that the question “Why was the king baffled?” from the lyrics of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

was asked of and answered by the song’s composer in Brooklyn as he was leaving the theater Dec 20, 2012, having completed the final concert of the 2012 Tour.

Leonard Cohen Question
Video: Tony Azios

Note: Originally posted Dec 22, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

7 Replies to “Video: Leonard Cohen Asked & Answers “Why Was The King Baffled?” – Brooklyn 2012”

  1. sturgess66

    This is wonderful.
    A “Q&A” with Leonard Cohen is a rarity these days. 🙂
    Heck – there has just been a whole book written/published about Leonard’s masterpiece song – “Hallelujah.” And here we have a 42 second video – a terrific question from a little 4-year old girl – and a wonderful answer from the Master, himself.

    And one more thing – I think it’s time for Leonard Cohen’s magnificent “Hallelujah” to receive the Grammy Hall of Fame Award! 🙂

    Linda