"I heard there was a secret cord,

that David played and it pleased the lord.

But you don't really care for music, do ya?

Well, it goes like this; the fourth, the fifth.

The minor fall, and the major lift.

The baffled king composing "Hallelujah!"

Hallelujah (4x)

Well, your faith was strong, but you needed proof.

And you saw her bathing on the roof.

Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew ya.

She tied you to her kitchen chair,

She broke your throne, she cut your hair.

From your lips, she drew the 'Hallelujah'

Hallelujah (4x)

Well, baby, I've been here before.

I've seen these rooms and I've walked this floor.

I used to live alone before I knew ya.

Well, I saw your flag from the marbel arch

And love is not a victory march

It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

Hallelujah (4x)

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 ya?

But remember when I moved in you,

The holy dove was moving, too

And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah (4x)

Maybe there's a God above, but all I've ever learned from love

Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya

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 (13x)