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"Hallelujah"

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
Ah but now, you never show it to me, do you?
I remember when I moved in you
The holy dove she was moving too
And every single breath we drew was Hallelujah

CHORUS: Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Maybe there's a god above
As for me, all I've ever seemed to learn from love
Is how to shoot at someone who outdrew you

It's not a complaint that you hear tonight
It's not of someone who claimed to have seen the light
It's a cold, and it's a lonely Hallelujah

CHORUS: Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

CHORUS: Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best... it's a lonely Hallelujah
I couldn't feel, so I learned to touch
I told the truth
I didn't come all this way to fool you
Even though it all went wrong
I'll stand right here before the Lord of song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

CHORUS:
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
songwriter: Leonard Cohen

performed by: Leonard Cohen

date released: 1984 by Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen released "Various Positions" in 1984 which contained his popular hits "Dance Me To The End of Love" and "Hallelujah." Columbia Records declined to release the album in the American market, but the Canadian market embraced native son Cohen. During this era in music history, his music sold mainly in Canada and Europe.

In 2007, Cohen's "Hallelujah" was resurrected by Jeff Buckley and his cover soared to Number 1 on the iTunes chart. Another major boost for "Hallelujah" came with Kate Voegele's cover. Along with his old songs, Cohen himself has risen in popularity to the status of international rock star in the new millennium. The year 2009 found this septuagenarian on world tours promoting his new music.






"Hallelujah"

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
Ah but now, you never show it to me, do you?
I remember when I moved in you
The holy dove she was moving too
And every single breath we drew was Hallelujah

CHORUS: Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Maybe there's a god above
As for me, all I've ever seemed to learn from love
Is how to shoot at someone who outdrew you

It's not a complaint that you hear tonight
It's not of someone who claimed to have seen the light
It's a cold, and it's a lonely Hallelujah

CHORUS: Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

CHORUS: Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best... it's a lonely Hallelujah
I couldn't feel, so I learned to touch
I told the truth
I didn't come all this way to fool you
Even though it all went wrong
I'll stand right here before the Lord of song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

CHORUS:
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
songwriter: Leonard Cohen

performed by: Leonard Cohen

date released: 1984 by Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen released "Various Positions" in 1984 which contained his popular hits "Dance Me To The End of Love" and "Hallelujah." Columbia Records declined to release the album in the American market, but the Canadian market embraced native son Cohen. During this era in music history, his music sold mainly in Canada and Europe.

In 2007, Cohen's "Hallelujah" was resurrected by Jeff Buckley and his cover soared to Number 1 on the iTunes chart. Another major boost for "Hallelujah" came with Kate Voegele's cover. Along with his old songs, Cohen himself has risen in popularity to the status of international rock star in the new millennium. The year 2009 found this septuagenarian on world tours promoting his new music.






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Quiz #: 3652
Hallelujah. A classic from Leonard Cohen
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
High Intermediate

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