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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


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


Baby I've been here before
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
But love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken 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

Well, maybe there's a god above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
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


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    UnregisteredMay 25, 2012 at 1:33 am
    Deep in our spirits, we want to sing out "hallelujah", but who are you singing it to? These are gross words and cannot by any means use these words for good! You need to re-read the words and if you can't quite figure out what the meaning is, google around until you find an explanation! There is another version, same tune, very beautiful, but meaningful words. Good heavens!!!
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    UnregisteredJan 25, 2012 at 1:37 am
    I think this song is about how david was singing songs that pleased the lord but then he was tempted with bathsheva and he gave in because he had to see somehow if the lord could still love him even after he followed his heart and did something he wanted to do even though it was wrong. But then it talks about delilah cutting off samsons hair. I think it is about how woman can be mans undoing at times when she uses her appearance to overpower man. Also it speaks about love and how the holy dove was moving in them as a couple and that is really how they were created to be so they were praising well i could just go on and on
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    UnregisteredMay 25, 2012 at 1:40 am
    Someone hit the nail on the head above when they wrote; "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"—i don't know if it's just me, but i tend to think this line is about sex, written very figuratively, almost close to being abstract. This is exactly what it is about. It's a very sacreligious song, very cleverly written. Well, we will all meet our maker and give an account of ourselves. God help leonard! Look for the other version same melody, different words.
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    UnregisteredApr 25, 2012 at 12:33 am
    A love that filles me with all the things and love ones ive lost and all the faiths ive given up on and promises ive broken it reminds me thiers still a god and he still loves me and is willing to forgive me any time i ask -tiffany jade box -
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    UnregisteredMar 23, 2012 at 11:21 pm
    He word ‘hallelujah’ is most familiar in the context of the ‘hallelujah chorus’ from handel’s messiah. ‘hallelujah’ is a hebrew word meaning “praise ye jah (jehovah)’. Hallelujah appears four times in the niv and nasb (revelation 19:1-6), and is translated ‘alleluia’ in the king james version. In modern parlance, both words mean ‘praise the lord’ or ‘praise jehovah,’ phrases which appear over 50 times in the old testament and once in the new testament. It is interesting to note, however, that none of the times where ‘praise the lord’ or ‘praise jehovah’ appears are they a translation of the hebrew ‘hallelujah. ’

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