Hallelujah is a song written by Leonard Cohen, released in 1984 - and it may by lyrically the most beautiful song ever written.
Covered by the young and fleeting Jeff Buckley covered the song for his 1994 album, Grace, and with this brought it on a new wave of popularity.
The song describes love and lust in ways that haven't been told before, and with it's rhyme and prose - it stands as one of the greatest works of poetry of the past century.
Below are the full lyrics to the song (as sung by Leonard Cohen), and below those are some links to the songs as well as famous covers of it by the likes of Bob Dylan and (my favorite) Jeff Buckley.
Hope you enjoy. -
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
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 overthrow you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke you thrown, and she cut you hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
Baby I have been here before
I know this room, and I've walked this floor
I used to live along 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
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
I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didnt 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
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do-