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Archive for November 18th, 2007

Brandi Carlile has made this song, by legendary songwriter, singer and poet, Leonard Cohen, her anthem of sorts – closing her shows with one of the best covers of all time. Stick with this ’til the end, when she clearly shows her range and talent.

Lyrics

Now, I’ve heard there is 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

[chorus]
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 her kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the hallelujah

[chorus]

Well darling, I’ve been here before
I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked these floors
You know, I used to live alone before I knew ya
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah

[chorus]

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

[chorus]

Maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Is how to shoot somebody who outdrew 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

[chorus]

Hallelujah … hallelujah

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