I heard there was a secret chordThat david played and it pleased the lordBut you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this the fourth, the fifthThe minor fall, the major liftThe baffled king composing hallelujah
Your faith was strong but you needed proofYou saw her bathing on the roofHer beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to her kitchen chairShe broke your crown and she cut your hairAnd from you lips she drew the hallelujahHallelujahHallelujah
You say i took the name in vainI don't even know the nameBut if i did, well, really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every wordAnd it doesn't matter which you heardThe holy or the broken hallelujah
I did my best, it wasn't muchI couldn't feel, so i tried to touchI've told the truth, i didn't come to fool you
And even though it all went wrongI'll stand before the lord of songWith nothing on my tongue but hallelujah