Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
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LEONARD COHEN


Hallelujah Lyrics

Now, I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word
It doesn't matter which are heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
...

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Songwriter(s): Leonard Cohen, Theresa Christina Calonge de Sa Mattos
Copyright: Bad Monk Publishing, Sony/ATV Songs LLC
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Meaning to "Hallelujah" (11 meanings)
elaine5671 05/24/10,10:10
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Most haunting song.... I love it. However, the lyrics here are not the same as done on the Celtic Thunder CD. I love their version of Hallelujah.
larry 05/16/12,19:41
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Leonard Cohen actually wrote more than 80 versus to this song...why....because a person can say hallelujah for many reasons touching on all our emotions.
JoMaMa 04/05/12,19:30
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Excuse me! HE WROTE IT!! And you should hope you can do half as well when you've lived so long! It was Great!
Yonatan 02/07/11,19:35
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I always get the Rufus Wainwright version (which is actually in one of the Shrek movies!) in my head - but it's a folk song, meant to take on new lives and new meaning.
Helen 01/02/11,08:26
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Amazing Have just bought his latest album. Totally love it, and so has all we have played his album to.
Jimmy 11/14/10,21:37
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Beautiful song that always makes me stop whatever I am doing and remember the happy times and think of the future.Any song that does that needs to be heard more often.
Fi007 11/02/10,10:42
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LEONARD COHEN DESERVES more recognition for this Hallelujah-Praise THE LORD song and music me thinks! Fi
real 10/26/10,18:23
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Like Scarborough fair ive heard so many different versions of this song and i love them all, many of them have different verses but all say the same thing.
Erin 09/04/10,18:39
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Lee Dewyze sang this song on American Idol. It was an amazing performance. He was this pst season's winner- a very talented young man.
NZ Ric 06/29/10,03:28
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FYI to you all... this is the original lyrics... the ones Leonard used in the first cut of this song... all of those other verses came after these... :-)
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