Hallelujah

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Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

Hallelujah is mainly a song by Leonard Cohen. Jeff Buckley is one of those artists who re-sang it. in this song, there’s an interesting connection between the lyrics and the musical instrument that plays, like when he says the minor fall, the minor really falls!


-Lyrics

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

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

Well, baby, I’ve been here before
I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor (you know)
I used to live alone before I knew ya
And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Well, there was a time when you let me know
What’s really going on below
But now you never show that to me, do ya?
But remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

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


Post Script

Leonard Cohen sang 80 verses of this precious song. this song is a selection of those 80 verses. Jeff Buckley sang a cover of the main song from L. Cohen; it has its own fans like me lol! read Famous Blue Raincoat for more of this poet.

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