How To Play "Hallelujah" Piano Tutorial (Jeff Buckley/Leonard Cohen)





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Published on Jan 1, 2010

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Hallelujah is originally by Leonard Cohen and famously covered by Jeff Buckley. The song has also been covered by Rufus Wainright. His version is actually quite good. Rufus Wainright can sing rather well. I saw him live with Ben Folds once. Hopefully my analysis of the lyrics will help you to understand and remember the song. I always found the lyrics to be particularly cool.

Hallelujah Lyrics:

I heard there was a secret chord
that David played and it pleased the lord
but you don't really care for music, do you
well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
the minor fall and the major lift
the baffled king composing hallelujah


well 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 her kitchen chair
she broke your throne and she cut your hair
and from your lips she drew the hallelujah


baby I've been here before
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before i knew you
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
but 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 you
but remember when I moved in you
and the holy dove was moving too
and every breath we drew was hallelujah

well, maybe there's a god above
but all I've ever learned from love
was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
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


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