Hallelujah - Live Version Lyrics

Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile - Hallelujah - Live Version Lyrics


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 ya?
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 her kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the hallelujah

Well baby, I've been here before
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor
You know, I used to live alone before I knew ya
And 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

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

Maybe there is a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was 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

Hallelujah ... hallelujah

Song & Lyrics Facts

Brandi Carlile's live version of "Hallelujah" was released in 2019 on the album Live at Benaroya Hall with The Seattle Symphony. Written by Leonard Cohen, the song is performed by Brandi and her band, Phil Hanseroth (bass), Tim Hanseroth (guitar) and Josh Neumann (cello).

This powerful rendition of the classic tune captures the raw emotion that has made it a timeless favorite. With its heartfelt lyrics and soaring vocals, this live performance is sure to move listeners and evoke deep feelings.

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