Hallelujah Lyrics by Leonard Cohen


Leonard Cohen - Live in London Soundtrack Lyrics

Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah Lyrics
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
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, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Now, maybe there's a God above
As for me, all I ever learned from love
Is how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
But, it's not a cry that you hear tonight
It's not some pilgrim who claims to have seen the light, no
It's a cold and it's a very broken hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

(Organist Solo)
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Oh people, I've been here before
I know this room, and I've walked this floor
you see, I used to live alone before I knew you.
And I've seen your flag on the marble arch, but listen, Love
Love is not some kind of victory march, no
It's a cold and it's a very lonely Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What's really going on below
But now, now you never even show it to me, do you?
I remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove she was moving too
And every single breath that we drew was Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I done my best, I know it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I learned to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come here to London just to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand right here before the Lord of Song
With nothing, nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

[Thanks to skellabunny for correcting these lyrics]


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