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Hallelujah (by Leonard Cohen)

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 forth 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 in the moonlight overthrew you

she tied you to her kitchen chair she broke your throne and she cut your hair

and from your lips she drew the Hallelujah!

You said I took the Name in vain

I didn’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 what you heard

the holy or the broken Hallelujah!

I did my best it wasn’t much

I couldn’t feel so I learned 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 lips but Hallelujah!

Baby, 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!

There was a time when you let me know

what’s really going on below

but now you never show that to me do you?

I remember when I moved in you

and the holy dove was moving too

and every breath we drew was Hallelujah!

Now maybe there’s a God above

but all I ever learned from love was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you

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!

Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah