HALLELUJAH!! – an expression of rejoicing
It is also one of the very best songs written in modern times by Leonard Cohen, a Canadian singer-songwriter
This song is not just loved by concert goers and the masses in recent times. It has become one of the favourite songs for contestants in music competitions. I have often wondered how David would sound singing this amazing song.
And Hallelujah, while I was asleep, he sang it!! What a wonderful surprise! Bravo, David!!
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”[Chorus]
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 a kitchen chair
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah[Chorus]
Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
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
I think David had not sung the original lyrics posted above, except for the first verse (for obvious reasons??) Even 1 line from the 1st verse was changed. Well, it is David being David afterall. 😉 😉
Anyway, I love the way he has added his own musical style and made the song his own. And it was touching the way the audience has accompanied him in the choruses. I’m certain that, if I had been there, I would have sung along in tears. ♥