Friday, January 11, 2008


I don't know why this song resonates in me so much. The same with k.d. lang's rich, honest voice. I can't stop listening tonight, even though I've known this version for so long:

I heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do ya?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby I've been here before,
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor,
I used to live alone before I knew ya
But I've seen your flag on the marble arch,
Our love is not a victory march,
It's a cold and its a broken hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there's a God above,
But all I've ever learnt from love,
Is how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya,
It's not a cry that you hear at night,
It's not someone whos seen the light,
It's a cold and broken hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah


somewhere joe said...

Nobody does it better.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Yes, she can really belt this song out, I think this song and her duet with Roy Orbison are my favourite K.d songs.


jo said...

Rich, full, emotional...beautiful! What a voice!

Cincy Diva said...

Love that song so much.

Is it me or is K D looking more and more like Johnny Cash?

Michael said...

I've always loved this song! Thanks for posting this.

James said...

I love this song... but I'm equally in love with Jeff Buckley's rendition.