Hallelujah Lyrics, words and song music by Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah Lyrics Meaning
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?
Well, it goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, 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 you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, 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.
I used to live alone before I knew you.
But I've seen your flag on the marble arch,
And love is not a victory march,
It's a cold and it is a broken Hallelujah


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


Well, maybe there is a God above,
But all that I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you.
It's not a cry that you hear at night,
And it is not somebody who has seen the light
It's a cold and it is a broken Hallelujah



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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 you heard
The holy or the broken 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



The Hallelujah Lyrics, words and song music by Leonard Cohen, singer-songwriter, was first published in 1984.
(Music lyrics for non-commercial use only and are copywrited property of others.)
Cohens lyrical poetry and view that "many different hallelujahs exist" is reflected by the way it has been performed by a large number and broad range of artists, both in recordings and in concert. allowing the song to be "melancholic, fragile, uplifting, joyous or the sum of all."


List of Hallelujah performers:

Leonard Cohen  -  (Click Here)
justin timberlake
jeff buckley
rufus wainwright
Allison Crowe  -  (Click Here)
leonard cohen
krystal meyers
bon jovi
rufus wainwright
David Choi & Chester See - (Click Here)  (Great Recording !)

Hallelujah Lyrics Meaning