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Freya – Hallelujah lyrics


Hallelujah was recorded by Freya in summer 1999 for the soundtrack to the Danish film Max and was released as a single in November 1999. This single contains two versions of the song. Take 1 has all 5 verses. Take 2 has verse 1, 2 and 5. On the FALL 2000 TOUR, Freya performed the song live singing verses 1, 2, 3 and 5. Only verses 1 and 2 is taken from the original Cohen song released on Various Positions in February 1984. Rest of the verses are taken from later versions of the song made by Cohen. Copyright by Leonard Cohen, 1984.

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
T 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 (a) her kitchen chair
Well, 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 know) 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,
But love is not a victory march,
I 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?
(I) 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

(Now) Well maybe there's a God above
But all I ever learned from love
(Is) was how to shoot (someone) somebody who outdrew you.
And it's (no complaint) not a cry that you hear tonight,
And 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

Below you'll find the complete Chasing My Tales Lyrics. There are slightly differences in the lyrics printed in the album booklet compared to the lyrics actually sung by Freya on the cd. The original lyrics are shown in grey and where the differences occur you'll find the printed text in brackets in orange and the lyrics actually sung in blue.

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