Thursday, December 14, 2006

A different hallelujah chorus

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 have 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 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
And it's not a cry you can 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 by Leonard Cohen. Many know Rufus Wainwright's version in Shrek. k.d. lang does a beautiful cover as well.

Another haunting song. Damn and damn again. I have really got to change the playlist.

music

4 Comments:

Blogger Gannet Girl said...

I love this song. And have for a long time.

December 14, 2006 6:12 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

Just rented the DVD, "Leonard Cohen, I'm your man" It was fabulous. What a talented,gifted writer. Beautiful song.

December 14, 2006 12:17 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

The only way I knew this song was because of Shrek's sound track. It's pretty cool.

December 14, 2006 1:40 PM  
Blogger Debra said...

That song is used on TV now whenever they want to make an emotional point about a character (usually dying). When Mark Harmon was killed on West Wing.. and atleast once this season, too.

It's beautiful, but I've come to associate it with funerals because of this. Now to go find a version I can sample...

December 14, 2006 3:41 PM  

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