Written by Leonard Cohen
Now 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 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 you
She tied you to her kitchen chair
She broke your thrown, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
Maybe there's a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
And it's not a cry that you hear at night
It's not someone who's seen the light
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, etc...
Ok, so not one of my most original ideas. I really wanted to record it but was concerned that the recording and I would be dismissed as an unoriginal hack. Then one of my best buddies suggested that I just record it for myself and that if I liked how it came out then my fans would like it too. So I did just that and I am so happy I did. I wish everyone could feel the way I feel when I sing this song. It feels as if it is coming from my soul. I hope that comes through when you hear it and that you enjoy it.
There is a reason this beautiful song has been recorded so many times. Thank you Leonard Cohen for writing such a musical gift!
Once again, I am thrilled to have worked with producer Rye Randa, who also produced my cd's Good As Gone and Rustic Heart; and multi-Grammy winner Gavin Lurssen who mastered this track along with my cd's Good As Gone and Winter Wonderland. - dh
Debbie Hennessey was named AC40 Female Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly as well as charting a Top 20 Hit on NMW’s AC40 Charts. Her song Believe was used in an episode of The Moment, which aired on USA Network and the music video for the song Good As Gone was featured on the broadcast TV shows Extra and The Next GAC Star. She is a multiple ASCAPlus Award recipient, was included on compilation CDs including CMT's New Music Collection, GoGirls MusicFest, Songsalive!, Beautiful-Women on the Move and more. She was named Best Vocalist of the Month by SingerUniverse, has received Honorable Mentions from the Billboard World Song Contest, Great American Song Contest and West Coast Songwriters Contest. Debbie's cds: Good As Gone, Rustic Heart, and singles: Believe, Winter Wonderland, Hallelujah, It Wasn't His Child, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, and Please Come Home For Christmas are available through many music outlets including iTunes, CDBaby! For more visit Debbie's website at www.debbiehennessey.com