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?
And 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 in the moonlight overthrew you
She tied to you to her kitchen chair
She broke your throne, she cut your hair
From your lips, she drew the hallelujahs


You say I used the name in vain
But I don't even know the name
And if I did, well really what's it to you?
Because there's a blaze of life in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken hallelujah


I tried my best, it was not enough
I could not feel, so I tried to touch
I 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 . . .

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Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen cover) song meanings
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