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?
It goes like this...
The fourth.
The fifth.
The minor fall.
The major lift!
The baffled king composing!
"Hallelujah!"

Hallelujah.
Hallelujah.
Hallelujah.
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.
She cut your hair.
And from your lips, she drew the "Hallelujah!"

Hallelujah.
Hallelujah.
Hallelujah.
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.
But I'm slingin' your flag on the marble arch.
Love is not a victory march!
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah!

Hallelujah.
Hallelujah.
Hallelujah.
Hallelujah.

There was a time when you let me know what's really goin' on below.
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you?
The Holy Dove was movin' too!
And every breath we drew was "Hallelujah!"

Hallelujah.
Hallelujah.
Hallelujah.
Hallelujah.

Maybe there’s a god above.
But all I ever learned from love was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you.
And it’s not a cry you can 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.
Hallelujah.

I gave you all.
It wasn't much.
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch.
I told the truth; I never came to fool you.
And I'm sorry that it all went wrong!
I'll stand before the Lord of Song with nothing on my tongue but "Hallelujah!"

Hallelujah.
Hallelujah.
Hallelujah.
Hallelujah.
Hallelujah!
Hallelujah!
Hallelujah!
Hallelujah!


Lyrics submitted by TR_Jessie

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