Yes, Leonard, I know it's been covered to death, and this is nothing compared to Bon Jovi or Voegel or, of course, Buckley. But it has such a nice melody. I understand your lyrics, mostly, but I never really connected with them. So I wrote some of my own. Sincerest apologies...
Click to play 'Hallelujah'
You were born in a storm of grace,
Preacher preached the god-man race,
Lord Jesus on a loop till it burned right through you.
Singing songs of impending doom,
Children told the night will come soon,
But all your youth you sang the Hallelujah.
A mother estranged, a father astray,
The cat's away, the fingers will play.
You paint a path you think that it will suit you.
A bottle, a leaf, a nymph, a chance,
Bodies and books, blood on your hands,
But in your heart you heard the Hallelujah.
A sick sixteen, he's seen it twice,
He murders himself with withered eyes.
He begs, 'Oh lord, Save me, but never through you'.
It's not as bad as the song he sings,
But in his feet he feels better things,
Better and beyond the Hallelujah.
What's a word if you say it right?
There's nothing dark that can't be light.
I know, I touched the hand of one who knew you.
A door is closed in heaven above,
But what is heaven if not a dove?
In every tongue they sung the Hallelujah.