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Thursday, August 31, 2006

a kind of eulogy

Artist: John Cale
Song: 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 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 ya
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah,
Hallelujah etc.

Baby, I've been here before,
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew ya
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,
Hallelujah etc.

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

Maybe there's a God above,
But all I ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew ya
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,
Hallelujah etc,
Hallelujah etc.

2 Comments:

Blogger theworldsbiggestgrimmettfan said...

I've checked the Jeff Buckley lyrics and there's no difference in these two versions.

5:48 AM  
Blogger a.v.koshy said...

ok - but there is in the leonard cohen one...

2:31 AM  

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