(mattgillies) wrote,

mattgillies

Hallelujah
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
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

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 a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Maybe 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 you'd let me know
What's real and going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dark was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Maybe there's a God above
And all I ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
And it's not a cry you can 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
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but of course :)

-matt
i AM leonard cohen. also k's choice. specifically sarah.

that's a lovely lovely lovely song.
indeed it is. i havn't been able to find the k's choice version, but rufus wainwright does a pretty good cover too :)

-matt
i know you. from somewhere. weird. have we met?
that photo looks vaguely familiar... maybe that porno i rented... :P

-matt
probably. the one with the anteaters, right?
ANTEATING DYKES 6!

see you soon ;)

-matt
okay. so my master sandwich goes like this:

cheese bun spread with peppercorn ranch dressing, with fake lobster, swiss cheese & lettuce bits.

are you not jellis?
Rufus Wainwright sang a beautiful rendition of that song on the Shrek soundtrack. It's nice to nice other people love it as well.
i was listening to his coverwhen i posted that :)

k's choice did the best cover of it ever tho.

oh, the inevitable has happened, and i've started listening to hawksley.

-matt
BREAk OUT THE CHAMPAGNE!
Isn't he amazing!
Oh I want to bare his children! HIS CHILDREN!
If you were to, in fact, 'bare' his children, you would be committing a serious felony.

Bearing his children would be an altogether different matter.
Whoops, I always get those two mixed up.