Hallelujah

Revised by Jeff Divine

(Original song by Leonard Cohen)

Well I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really hear the music, do you?
Well it goes like this:
The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift
The holy king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah (x4)

Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her shining on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to her kitchen chair
And she made your throne and she combed your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah (x4)

But baby I’ve been here before
I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor
You know, I used to live alone before I knew ya
And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It’s a clear and unbroken Hallelujah

Hallelujah (x4)

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
I remember when I moved with you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah (x4)

Baby there’s a God above
And all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to bless somebody who outdrew ya

And it’s not a cry that you hear at night
It’s just somebody who’s seen the light
It’s a clear and unbroken Hallelujah

Hallelujah (x13)

Hallelujah – Meaning

Revised by Jeff Divine

(Original song by Leonard Cohen)

Originally, the artist intended to write this song about a love that has soured and gone stale. Through these healed lyrics, the real meaning and depth of love are revealed. True love does not have to be painful. True love is radiant, caring and eternal.

A line that gets repeated often in the song is:

‘It’s a clear and unbroken Hallelujah.’

The original lyric was:

‘It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah.’

Here, the original artist is expressing the agony of his broken and cold heart, which he must have felt after experiencing a heartbreak. He is speaking about the kind of love that fades and takes from you, which is not true, divine love. Divine love is ‘clear’ and ‘unbroken’, ‘unshakable’ and forever…

These healed lyrics provide peace in places where the listener may have felt disturbed. Now, they can feel love.

Well I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really hear the music, do you? (drawing the attention to hear the Divine Music melodies that are constantly playing in the Kingdom of Heaven)
(Originally written as ‘But you don’t really care for music, do you?’)
Well it goes like this:
The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift
The holy king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah (x4)

Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her shining on the roof (the Divine Feminine is radiating in her beauty with heart full of Divine love in paradise)
(Originally written as ‘You saw her bathing on the roof’)
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to her kitchen chair
And she made your throne and she combed your hair (the Divine Feminine is very loving, nourishing and healing with her inviting energy)
(Originally written as ‘And she broke your throne and she cut your hair’)
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah (x4)

But baby I’ve been here before
I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor
You know, I used to live alone before I knew ya
And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It’s a clear and unbroken Hallelujah
(Originally written as ‘It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah’)

Hallelujah (x4)

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
I remember when I moved with you (True lovers move together as one being – ‘with’ denotes union)
(Originally written as ‘But remember when I moved in you’)
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah (x4)

Baby there’s a God above (God IS, and now there is certainty in these lyrics)
(Originally written as ‘Maybe there’s a God above’)
And all I’ve ever learned from love
(Originally written as ‘But all I’ve ever learned from love’)
Was how to bless somebody who outdrew ya (This lyric now reflects the spiritual laws of forgiveness, innocence and defenselessness)
(Originally written as ‘Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya’)
And it’s not a cry that you hear at night
It’s just somebody who’s seen the light
It’s a clear and unbroken Hallelujah
(Originally written as ‘It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah’)

Hallelujah (x13)