lunes, 31 de marzo de 2014

Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah




"Hallelujah"

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

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

He oído que existe un acorde secreto
que David solía tocar, y que agradaba al Señor.
Pero tú realmente
no le das mucha importancia a la música, ¿verdad?
Era algo así como
la cuarta, la quinta
cae la menor y sube la mayor.
El rey, confundido, componiendo un aleluya.
Aleluya…
Tu fé era fuerte, pero necesitabas una prueba.
La viste bañarse en el tejado.
Su belleza, y el brillo de la luna, te superaron.
Te ató a la silla
de su cocina.
Rompió tu trono,
y cortó tu pelo.
Y de tus labios arrancó un aleluya.
Aleluya…
Dices que tomé su nombre en vano.
No conozco siquiera su nombre.
Pero si lo hice, bueno, realmente, ¿qué significa para tí?
Hay un resplandor de luz
en cada palabra.
No importa la que hayas oído.
La sagrada o la rota. Aleluya.
Aleluya…
Hice lo mejor posible, no fue mucho.
No podía sentir, así que intenté tocar.
Dije la verdad, no te tomé el pelo.
Y aún así todo salió mal.
Permaneceré ante la oración del Señor,
sin nada en mi lengua más que el aleluya.
Aleluya…

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