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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


Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I'll stand before the lord of song
With nothing on my tongue but hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah

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    UnregisteredApr 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    It means that we are all searching in our human ways to understand something bigger than we are - what a beautiful man leonard cohen was. Rip
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    UnregisteredMay 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    Its about fidelity, infidelity, how we try to not sin and fall short and that love isnt what is preached to us from a super market magazine - we have to learn what it is and that will probably take more than this lifetime.
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    UnregisteredApr 28, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    Beautiful song! K.d. Lang's rendition of this song really diserves a listening as well. Btw, leonard is alive and well ;)
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    UnregisteredApr 14, 2012 at 2:55 am
    Hallelujah means to me, its like im not sure yet. But its a really touching song when someone sings it from the heart.
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    UnregisteredDec 13, 2011 at 5:51 am
    I love this song i mean this song is soo touchin to me and i love it soo much who ever wrote i love u because this sooo is just sooo perfect oh my gosh i love dhis song!

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