Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah Lyrics

Today, I thought I’d post Cohen’s song, “Hallelujah.” This song, like much of what Cohen writes, has long haunted me. I first heard it last December. Heard it again today in the coffee shop. Lots of memories attached to it. It’s funny how songs speak to our hearts, carrying those memories of words and scenes and feelings like silent spectres. I found the lyrics here: http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Leonard-Cohen/Hallelujah.html
Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah Lyrics

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