Lowlands Beach Community Choir

Hallelujah

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?
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 in 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
Bit if I did, well really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light in every word, it doesn’t matter which you 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

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

Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah

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
Remember when I moved in you, the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a god above; all I ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can 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 Hallelujah


Leonard Cohen



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