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jeff buckley - hallelujah
poetry [ ]
songs

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by [blindaswine ]

2008-12-12  |     | 



whenever I try to write about this song, something just stops me. because it is simply too beautiful. and even though words are generous and alive, I just have to refrain from trying to ruin it, by speaking about it and I always end up listening to it over and over, " baffled" by it's immense warmth... and I feel overwhelmed and sad and happy... and alive.


yes and I forgot to mention that the song was written by Leonard Cohen. This is Jeff Buckley's version.


video version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AratTMGrHaQ&feature=PlayList&p=EBE57D3AEDDEA68E&playnext=1&index=1

audio

http://www.trilulilu.ro/vilyaarda/cb6b447ad90de6


Lyrics :

Well I heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do ya?
Well it goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Well 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 her kitchen chair
And she broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Well baby I've been here before
I've seen this room and 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
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Well there was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show that to me do you?
And remember when I moved in you?
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Well maybe there's a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who'd OUT DREW YA
And it's not a cry that you hear at night
It's not somebody who's seen the light
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

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