John Cale

John Cale - Hallelujah lyrics

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 you

She tied you

To a kitchen chair

She broke your throne, she cut your hair

And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah


Baby I've been here before, I know this room

I've walked this floor

I used to live alone before I knew you

I've seen your flag on the Marble Arch

Love is not a victory march

It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah


There was a time you let me know

What's really going on below

But now you never show it to me, do you?

I remember when I moved in you

And the holy dove was moving too

And every breath we drew was Hallelujah


Maybe there's a God above, all I ever learned from love

Was how to shoot at someone who out drew you

And it's not a cry you can 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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