Hallelujah
Lyrics Brandi Carlile

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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 ya?
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 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

Well darling, I've been here before
I've seen this room and I've walked these floors
You know, I used to live alone before I knew ya
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

There was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show that to me, do ya?
Remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath you drew was hallelujah
It was
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah

So maybe there's a God above
But all I ever learned from love
Is how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya
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
It was
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah

Hey Hallelujah

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Originally performed by Leonard Cohen

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