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Quotation: Leonard Cohen – a bard – on ‘Love’


 

“Love is not a victory march, it’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah” (from his eclectic song ‘Hallelujah’

Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen song)

Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Regina Spektor – Hallelujah [Leonard Cohen Cover] (Live) ‘love is not a victory march’


regina spektorHallelujah [Leonard Cohen Cover] (Live)

Recorded 13th September 2005 Jewish Heritage Festival

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 

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, 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. 

Hallelujah,hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah 

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 you 
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 

Hallelujah,hallelujah, hallelujah, 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 

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah 

Well maybe there’s a God above 
But all I’ve ever learned from love 
Was how to shoot 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 

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah 
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah 
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah 
Hallelujah

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