Hallelujah, Classic Poems Presented by Go Dog Go Cafe Baristas

Leonard Cohen was a Canadian Singer, Songwriter, Poet, and Author. The body of work he left behind is honest, prolific, and profound. While the  lyrics to “Hallelujah” don’t constitute traditional “classic poetry,” they feel comforting to me in these pandemic days we share. I invite you to give a listen to the video version shared below. No one sings it like Leonard Cohen. 
“And even though it all went wrong, I’ll stand before the Lord of Song, with nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah.”

Hallelujah

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
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, 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
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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