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Hallelujah 4 — Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley… this song drips of 4-ness. The exquisite broken-heartedness of it, the intimate mournfulness of it, the “depth.” Of course this song is iconic, and it tends to touch people’s souls in the inexplicable way that beautiful things do. A few lines stand out as explicitly 4-ish: “There was a time you’d let me know / What’s really going on below / But now you never show it to me, do you?” — 4, an emotional realness type, wanting to be met with emotional realness and noticing the withdrawal of a partner. “I did my best, it wasn’t much / I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch / I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you.” It’s one of those songs that, like many brilliant 4-ish creative expressions, can be tasted by the heart in a way that’s hard to capture in language. But it can be surrendered to in silence.