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Hallelujah

Now 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 fourth, the major fifth

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.

 

Baby, I've been here before.

I know this room, I've walked this floor.

I used to live alone before I knew you.

Yeah I've seen your flag on the marble arch,

But listen, love is not some kind of victory march,

No it's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

There was a time you let me know

What's really going on below,

Ah but now you never show it to me, do you?

Yeah but I remember, yeah when I moved in you,

And the holy dove, she was moving too,

Yes every single breath that we drew was Hallelujah.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

Maybe there's a God above,

As for me, all I've ever seemed to learn from love

Is how to shoot at someone who outdrew you.

Yeah but it's not a complaint that you hear tonight,

It's not the laughter of someone who claims to have seen the light

No it's a cold and it's a lonely Hallelujah.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, 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 all this way to fool you.

Yeah even though it all went wrong

I'll stand right here before the Lord of Song

With nothing on my lips but Hallelujah.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

 

LEONARD COHEN

  

Jane's Angel

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Taken on November 28, 2006