Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hallelujah

I've heard there was a nation great,
built on freedom, now that must wait
nothing matters but our new milieu
It goes like this
the velvet fist
submit or die, on the checklist
The willing slaves are singing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

On hope and change we bet our life
but all we got was civil strife
Empty dreams of heaven still eluded.
of our rights they stripped us bare
they broke our will and they left us there
And from our broken lips sprang Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

History's been here before
The millions dead, The open sore,
Nothing left in life would ever do ya.
The flag of truth drapes the marble arch,
Tyranny is on the march,
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time when men were free,
What's that got to do with you and me?
We'll never know that truth, now will we?
Remember when rights came from above?
Life was predicated upon love?
Now we're left with empty hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

So life is this, existence, bliss,
living inside the dark abyss.
Freedom, honor, integrity just gone.
Worship the state, they know the best
this is life inside the new brave dawn,
and all they demand is we sing hallelujah.

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


Based on original music and lyrics by Leonard Cohen (1975) and Jeff Buckley (1994).

4 comments:

  1. Weird Dave? Well, not from my perspective...

    At 92, I'm alert, aware and vigilant. In 1948

    I voted for Harry Truman; as the decades have

    rolled along, w/o me... now I find solace

    with a search engine, alert for fact-based

    info on Islam, sharing valued nuggets of

    info with a few friends, and commenting...

    on Marshall Frank's website, favored author

    of 'Militant Islam In America'. reb

    See: Snake Hunter(s) Blog

    http://www.lazyonebenn.blogspot.com
    (or) @hotmail.com

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