Hallelujah (to Maya and Meher)

After Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

 

Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord

That David played and it pleased the Lord,

And I wanted to sing this music and woo ya.

Well it goes like this: The fourth, the fifth,

The minor fall, the major lift,

The baffled king composing Hallelujah.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

My faith was strong but you needed proof.

You heard me singing on the roof.

I thought the beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya.

But you tied me to a kitchen chair,

You broke my throne, and then cut my hair,

And from my lips you drew the Hallelujah.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

Maybe I took His name in vain,

My lips betraying my heart’s pain,

But if I did, well really, what’s it to ya?

There’s a blaze of light in every word,

It doesn’t matter which you heard,

The holy or the broken Hallelujah.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

Meher, You bring down the God above

Who’s teaching me just how to love.

The lessons began the moment that I knew Ya.

Well past a cry that’s heard at night,

Beyond somebody who’s seen the light

There’s a broken and an aching Hallelujah.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah .

Will there be a time when You let me know

What’s really going on below?

Do You want to show it to me, well do Ya?

Meher, I feel the moving of You

And the holy dove is moving too.

Now my every breath can prove Your Hallelujah.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

I’m doing my best, it might not be enough.

When I can’t feel, I try to touch.

I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool Ya.

And even though it could all go wrong,

I’ll stand before You, oh Lord of Song,

With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

(Fading out)

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.