"Hum Hallelujah" as written by Leonard Cohen, Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
It's all a game of this or that
Now verses then
Better off against
Worse for wear
And you're someone
Who knows someone who knows someone I once knew
And I just want to be a part of this

The road outside my house
Is paved with good intentions
Hired a construction crew
'Cause it's hell on the engine
And you are the dreamer
And we are the dream
I could write it better than you ever felt it

So hum hallelujah
Just off the key of reason
I thought I loved you
But it's just how you looked in the light
A teenage vow in a parking lot
Till tonight do us part
I sing the blues and swallow them too

My words are my faith
To hell with our good name
A remix up your guts
Your insides x-rayed
And one day we'll get nostalgic for disaster
We're a bull
Your ears are just a china shop

I love you in the same way
There's a chapel in a hospital
One foot in your bedroom
And one foot out the door
Sometimes we take chances
Sometimes we take pills
I could write it better than you ever felt it

So hum hallelujah
Just off the key of reason
I thought I loved you
But it's just how you looked in the light
A teenage vow in a parking lot
Till tonight do us part
I sing the blues and swallow them too

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu... (hum hallelujah)
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu... (hum hallelujah)

A teenage vow in a parking lot
Till tonight do us part
I sing the blues
And swallow them too

So, hum hallelujah
Just off the key of reason
I thought I loved you
It's just how you looked in the light
A teenage vow in a parking lot
Till tonight do us part
A teenage love in a parking lot
Till tonight do us part
A teenage vow in a parking lot
Till tonight do us part
I sing the blues and swallow them too


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"Hum Hallelujah" as written by Andrew John Hurley Andrew Hurley

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about Pete attempting suicide in is car. The song Hallelujah came one the radio and he stopped himself. Hense, title the Hum Hallulujah.(said by pete himslef)
    xomgoxon May 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthaha you kids! leonard cohen wrote hallelujah you know 'i heard their was a secret chord that david played and it pleased the lord...'
    xswmxon January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the little tribute to Leonard Cohen.

    This song is so fun to sing along to.

    Infinity On High, you have impressed me so much.
    _hideandseekon January 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta little off on the lyrics

    so hum hallelujah
    *just off the key of reason*
    i thought i loved you
    it was just how you looked in the light

    and

    I love you in the same way
    *There's a chapel in a hospital*
    One foot in your bedroom
    And one foot out the door

    there are some other differences on other sites but these sound mostly right to me
    you_know_me_21on January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awsome
    best on the album in my veiw
    softlyforsalvationon January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttribute to Leonard Cohen??

    explain?
    timmy_no7on January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*cough*

    Our teenage love in a parking lot
    Till tonight do us part
    I sing the blues
    And swallow them too

    I dunno, maybe it is just me, but could this song be about Pete's parking lot overdose...maybe?
    overovermeon January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen the song goes "Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu", it's in tribute to the Leonard Cohen song "Hallelujah". It's sung the same way in both songs.
    _hideandseekon January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song.
    So upbeat and you can't not sing along with it.
    I love the off key fading at the end.
    I'm just impressed with Patrick's vocals.
    They're phenominal on this album.
    Brandanwithanaon January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it sounded like "Just start the key of reason."
    Brandanwithanaon January 24, 2007   Link

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