Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a recording by John Cale , which inspired a recording by Jeff Buckley. It has been viewed as a "baseline" for secular hymns. Following its increased popularity after being featured in the film Shrek ,   many other arrangements have been performed in recordings and in concert, with over versions known. Written in the key of C major , the chord progression matches lyrics from the song: "goes like this, the fourth , the fifth , the minor fall , and the major lift": C, F, G, A minor, F.
Leonard Cohen was one of the greatest songwriters even if in this case the term is an understatement that last century gave us. Born in Canada to a Jewish family in the s, he then moved to Hydra, where in the first half of the s he wrote and published several novels and collections of poetry. This is how Leonard Cohen made his way in the world of music at the age of it was and the album was called Songs of Leonard Cohen. Before Various Positions , other records followed: Songs from a room , Songs of love and hate , Recent songs , all full of sin and redemption, sex and holiness. But Cohen, as he revealed in an interview, took his little revenge thanks to one of the songs belonging to that album: Hallelujah. Then, exactly 10 years after the release of Various Positions , a young Jeff Buckley covered this song. It took five years for Cohen to write his most famous song. He wrote about stanzas. In the lyrics there is first of all the sex-religion dualism, two topics often present in many other songs of the Canadian. The lyrics start with David, king of Israel, who, by playing the harp, can calm the evil soul of Saul, his predecessor.
Bono references Cedarwood Road as being a place he can't return to because he never left in two different songs: "Deep In The Heart" 'The scent of cedar, I can still see her. You can't return to the place you never. You can't return to where you never left. Note: U2 has released different versions of most singles in different countries.
Jeff Buckley Lyrics. Well, I heard there was a secret chord That David played and it pleased the Lord 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 baffled king composing Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah Well 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 her kitchen chair She broke your throne and she cut your hair And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah Well, 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 cold and it's a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah 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 And the holy dove was moving too And every breath we drew was Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah