Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah 1 lyrics

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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

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

Baby I have 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
love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was 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 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.
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Author: Leonard Cohen

Composer: Leonard Cohen

Publisher: ?


Released in: 1984

Language: English

Covered by: Tina Dickow (Tina Dico) (0Danish) , Jack Lukeman (Jack L) , Louis Bertignac , Bobby (Bobi) Andonov , Lisa (X-Factor 2009) , Nynke Laverman (0Dutch) , Preuteleute (0Dutch) , Kees Meerman (1999, Dutch) , Shrek (2001) , Lincoln Brewster (2005) , Brandi Carlile (2007) , Mr en Mr Mörg (2007, Dutch) , Rob De Nijs (2007, Dutch) , Angela Groothuizen (2008, Dutch) , Molly Sandén (2009, Swedish) , Alexandra Burke (2010) , Jan Rot (2010, Dutch) , Jeroen van Merwijk (2010, Dutch) , Frank van Etten (2010, Dutch) , Natalia (2010) , Axel Rudi Pell (2011) , Taylor Davis (2017) , Pentatonix (2017) , Karolina Protsenko (2018) , Ada Furmaniak (2018) , Jeff Buckley (2018) , MoonSun (2018) , Tori Kelly (2020) , Mama's Jasje (2021, Dutch)

Translations: German , Spanish , French , Italian , Dutch

Appearing on: Greatest Hits (2007) , The Presence (1993) , The Ladies Man In Concert (1993) , Be For Real , Blossoms Of Heaven, Ashes Of Hell (1998) , Live In London (2009) , Greatest Hits (MTV Music History) (2000) , Star Profile (2000) , Hit Collection (2000) , Songs From The Road (2010) , Hallelujah (1984) , Best , All Stars (2001) , The Essential (2008) , Greatest Hits (2009) , Diamonds In The Mine Field (1985) , More Best Of Leonard Cohen (1997) , Best Of '99 (1999) , The Best , Star Series: Nostalgy Planet (2002) , All Time Best (2011) , Various Positions (1984)

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