Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah Lyrics

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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 ya
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
Hallelujah
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dance Me to the End of Love
  • 2 Coming Back to You
  • 3 The Law
  • 4 Night Comes On
  • 5 Hallelujah
  • 6 The Captain
  • 7 Hunter's Lullaby
  • 8 Heart With No Companion
  • 9 If It Be Your Will


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Leonard Cohen
    album: Track 5 in album Various Positions
    release date: 1984-12
    popularity : 258 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Ballad
    length: 4:39
    producer: John Lissauer
    lead vocals: Leonard Cohen
    vocal: Jennifer Warnes
    arranger: John Lissauer
    additional recorded by: John Smith
    assistant engineer: Lee Friedman
    composer: Leonard Cohen
    lyricist: Leonard Cohen
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): Canada
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 0612139072801
    script: Latin