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.

Chorus: 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


Maybe I've been here before
I know this room, I walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
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


Did my best and wasn't much
Couldn't feel so I tried to touch
I told the truth: I didn't come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
Stand before the lord of song
With nothing on my tongue but hallelujah

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Hallelujah Lyrics

The Canadian Tenors – Hallelujah Lyrics

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
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