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What are the words to the song Hallelujah?

What are the words to the song 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 you. But I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch, And love is not a victory march, It’s a cold and it is a broken Hallelujah. Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

Why is it a cold and a Broken Hallelujah?

The line “It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah” proposes that there are different types of Hallelujah, not just one that is taxing on a person and one-sided, or “cold and broken.” All the perfect and broken Hallelujahs have an equal value.

Who is Lucifer in the song Hallelujah?

Lucifer was, I believe, the arch angel of worship. He would have known any secret chords that pleased the Lord. He would have sung Hallelujah in its purest form brfore the fall. In this song he is celebrating David’s fall and how the pure Halleluia is now a “Broken Halleluia”.

Why do we say all the perfect Hallelujahs have equal value?

I say, ‘All the perfect and broken hallelujahs have an equal value.’ It’s a desire to affirm my faith in life, not in some formal religious way but with enthusiasm, with emotion.” The second verse was partially inspired by the 2 Samuel Chapter 11-12 from the Bible, about King David and Bathsheba, his commander’s wife.

How many different versions of Hallelujah are there?

Thanks to Miss perfect, emma, Dave, Gregory, jwat777 for correcting these lyrics. More than 300 versions of the song exist. The lyrics of versions differ from the original ones most of the times, including those ones sung by Leonard Cohen himself during live performances.

What does the sixth verse of Hallelujah mean?

The sixth verse begins somewhat as a continuation of the one prior, beginning with the singer stating his own beliefs in regards to a Higher Power. And as such, he comes off as a religious person. Cohen then apparently jumps back on the subject of the aforementioned romance.

Who is the baffled king in Hallelujah?

“The baffled king composing hallelujah.” David is always the protagonist of this phrase and his perplexity comes from the fact that, despite being chosen by the Lord, he could not help but follow his own human nature. In fact, he became the lover of Bathsheba, wife of Uriah the Hittite, committing adultery.