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Hallelujah
Jeff Buckley Lyrics


Well 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?
Well it goes like this
The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to her kitchen chair
And she broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

But baby I've been here before
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor
You know, I used to live alone before I knew ya
And I've seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Well there was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show that to me do ya
But remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Maybe there's a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya

And it's not a cry that you 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
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Hallelujah

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

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Big Dream_THH

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?

Well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Well 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 her 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've seen this room and I've walked this floor

You know, I used to live alone before I knew you
And I've seen your flag on the marble arch
And Love is not a victory march

It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

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

Maybe there's a God above
But, all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you?
And it's not a cry, that you 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
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah



jesse luke

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?
Well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Well 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 her 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've seen this room and I've walked this floor
You know, I used to live alone before I knew you
And I've seen your flag on the marble arch
And Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Well, there was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show that to me, do you?
But remember, when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath, we drew was Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Maybe there's a God above
But, all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you?
And it's not a cry, that you 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
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah



Emma Cherry

This song is the story of King David.
Who committed adultery.
David played the harp when he was younger.
It was said that he played the harp so beautifully that the notes he played reached God.
He was very dedicated to God.
He loved God very much so through song he reached Him.
Later on in life he became king.
He loved music so much he actually made one part of his kingdom dedicated especially for music.
When he was king
He saw a woman while he was on the rooftops of his kingdom.
She was bathing.
He found out her name was Bathsheba.
He wanted her.
So he took her.
And layed with her.
She became pregnant.
He sent her husband out to the battle so he would be killed.
From there.
He married her.
She became his wife.
God was very angry with David.
David felt terrible when he learned that Bathsheba was having difficulty during pregnancy.
And God told him that he will not save the baby.
David was devastated.
And fasted but the baby died.
David asked for forgiveness but the feelings of guilt of his sins would never leave.
He had to live with this burden his whole life.
Never feeling at ease.
He committed his life to God .
But the guilt never left.
He then had another baby with her.
And God let the baby live.
So with all of this, it's understandable why it's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah.
Note:
The part that says she cut his hair.
This is from the story of Samson.
The strong man who keeps strength without cutting his hair.
When Delilah woos Samson to sleep on her lap.
He fell asleep so she cut all his hair off.
Leaving him without any strength.
These are three stories.
David's, the personal feeling's of Leonard Cohen (who wrote this song), and of Samson.
So in relation.
We can relate this to ourselves.
These stories are in relation to the devastating relationships of many.
It's feels the same.
The one who wrote this song probably felt the same.
Loss of strength, and broken.
Saying hallelujah for broken or unstabled love.
Or broken not for love but for lust or any difficulties in a relationship.
Edit: Read the comments below @Meow Meow and
@Christie M
totally explain the whole aspect of this story.
Beutifuly said.



Emma Cherry

@joe borroto These are actual refrances from the Bible.
And Lionard Cohan included this in his song.
Simple.
If we where to actually go and see the separate stories of King David and Solomon and Leonard's own experiences, you might actually understand the meaning behind these refrances.
No this song is not religious.
But if you could separate the song into the three stories you might understand what people meant.
But no it's not a worship song.
But people have their own personal experiences and understanding from the stories and with the lyrics he wrote just as anyone.
It explains the corrupted or the error people make in a actually a lustful relationship people call Love. From all aspects of the three stories that's what its centered on.
So it can tell us a moral story and also remind us that we are imperfect.
Or remind us of how some people feel.



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lizka_boriska _

Everyone's telling their sad stories, but all I have on my damn mind is Shrek

MSlash

Yes yes omg lmaoo 🤣🤣👍🏼

Tess Cunnings

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😁😁😁😁😁😁

William Abell

If you don’t get a Nobel peace prize for this comment then Shrek 5 won’t happen

Patricia A. Fairfield

I like this version.. but I love the songwriter, Leonard Cohens. Another Canadian, k.d lang, sings this with body and soul. Rufus Wainwright, another Cdn, sings a lovely, sweet version of it.

Patricia A. Fairfield

Leonard Cohen, poet

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jefflappin

I had just been transferred from the icu to cancer floor, the sun was streaming though the curtains and I put on the ipod my brother loaned me. This song came on and I felt like I had been given a second chance. I cried tears of joy. I was 25 then.
I'm 40 (and cancer free) now and still cry every time I hear this song.

Lizzie Nkutumula & Jauana

Hallelujah hallelujah 🙌🏾

Jose M.

powerful...



love it!

C.S

Amen mate , wishing you all the best

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