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    Leonard Cohen / Lyrics

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    "Hallelujah (Original)" Lyrics

    Leonard Cohen

    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 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
    And love is not a victory march
    It's a cold and its a broken hallelujah

    Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

    There was a time you let me know
    What's really going on below

    But now you never show it to me, do you
    And 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
    All I ever learned from love
    Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
    And it's not a cry you can hear at night
    Not somebody who's seen the light
    It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

    Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah...
    This song was last modified on November 4th, 2006.
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