Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah Chords

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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,  Hallelu-u-jah!


Your faith was strong but you needed proof. You saw her bathing on the roof;

Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you. But she tied you to a kitchen chair

She broke your throne, she cut your hair, and from your lips she drew the Hallelujah! 


You say I took the name in vain; But 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!  (Chorus)


Baby, I’ve 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!  


There was a time you let me know What’s really going on below

But now you never show it to me, do you? I remember when I moved in you,

And the holy dove was moving, too. And every breath we drew was Hallelujah!  


Now maybe there’s a God above But all I ever learn from love

Is how to shoot at somebody who   outdrew you. 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)



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