Hallelujah Lyrics

Songwriters: Cohen, Leonard;

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

Maybe I have been here before.
I know this room
I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew ya
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a vict’ry march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was time you let me know
What’s real and going on below
But now you never
show it to me, do ya
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dark was moving too
And every breath we drew was

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above,
And all I ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at
somebody who outdrew ya.
And it’s not a cry you hear at night
It’s not somebody
who’s seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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Meaning to "Hallelujah" song lyrics (11 meanings)
larry 05/16/12,19:41

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.
Helen 01/02/11,08:26

Amazing Have just bought his latest album. Totally love it, and so has all we have played his album to.
elaine5671 05/24/10,10:10

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.
JoMaMa 04/05/12,19:30

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

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.
Jimmy 11/14/10,21:37

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

LEONARD COHEN DESERVES more recognition for this Hallelujah-Praise THE LORD song and music me thinks! Fi
real 10/26/10,18:23

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

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.
Lynner4 01/23/10,10:55

This song is one of the most haunting ones I've ever heard. It just pulls at my heartstrings. I love the way Justin Timberlake sang it for the Help for Haiti concert.
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