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Hallelujah
Rufus Wainwright 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, she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe I've been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
I've seen 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 you'd let me know
What's real and going on below
But now you never show it to me do you?
And remember when I moved in you?
The holy dark was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there's a God above
And all I ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It's not a cry you can hear at night
It's not somebody who's seen the light
It's a cold and its a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Leonard Cohen

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Comments from YouTube:

Shibe Inu

Did anybody come here because they actually like this song (I'm looking at you shrek memers..)

Hitman Games

Lol

keethan uthayakumar

Shibe Inu umm

Dan Bowen

So what if I did?

Spiritus Sancti

Exactly. Shrek was just a bonus.

Robin Holbrook

I love everything Leonard wrote! And I heard this man did a good cover. But no one sings it like Leonard!

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Linette Britton

I don't care what anybody says, Rufus' version is the best. It has the most emotion and it just is 😂

Chaz valvo

You friend have a great ear for music. Out of the hundreds of professional covers of this song I really connect with Rufus Wainwright's vocals. It has nothing to do with Shriek, Honestly I feel if anything This version didn't belong on an animated comedy films soundtrack.

Isaac Thompson

Yeah, but I do quite like the Jeff Buckley version

Megan Davis

Indeed

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