Hallelujah (4:06)

Cover of Fragments of a Rainy Season

From Fragments of a Rainy Season and 9 other releases

A cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah


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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

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  • silversurfer250

    The song is about love which has soured and gone stale. Cohen used a lot of religious imagery, including references to some of the more notorious women in the bible. Here's some lyrical analysis: "You saw her bathing on the roof, her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you" - Bathsheba, who tempted the king to kill her husband so he could have her. "She tied you to her kitchen chair, she broke your throne and she cut your hair" - Delilah, who cut off Sampson's locks that held his superhuman strength. "But remember when I moved in you and the holy dove was moving too" - This could be a reference to the divine conception and Mary. The lines referring to the immaculate conception can also be interpreted as having a sexual connotation: "And every breath we drew was hallelujah." http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2504

    17 May 7:09pm Reply
  • hidetheglove


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  • cluesinho

    search for german band JANUS . Thats the right Hallelujah

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • wisaac5440

    His voice rocks-better version than Leonard Cohens

    7 May 2013 Reply
  • bobgreen623

    By the way, I agree with sixty-forty - I don't rate the Cohen version either.

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • bobgreen623

    Not a great version. The best version.

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • ladycaroledowns

    Away :-D

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • jembf


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  • KommisarK

    Love is not a victory march/ It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • KommisarK

    You don't really care for music, do you?

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • CastrosFidel


    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • bernlin2000

    @lisbravo185 Yeah, I like Cale's the best too, it's simply a great vocal performance and a simple arrangement, which is all this song needs

    13 Dec 2012 Reply
  • bernlin2000

    My favorite song from Shrek, all of them.

    13 Dec 2012 Reply
  • abunono

    Nagyon szeretem az orvos és gondozása az én beteg állatok. Ragasztó a gipsz én sertés és nem gyógyulnak gyógyít áldás.

    22 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Lynne97030

    John Cale is an unsung genius. We should all sing Halleluja in his honor...

    19 Nov 2012 Reply
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