Lee DeWyze “Hallelujah” American Idol

The wife and daughter watch while I blog in the other room.  This made me get up and see what the commotion was all about. 

UPDATE:  For comparison’s sake:  First, the dude who wrote the sone, Leonard Cohen. 

Then, the guy many say sang it the best, Jeff Buckley

And one of two versions from Shrek, which made it famous, by Rufus Wainwright 

And finally the second by John Cale


“Hallelujah”

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 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 and 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

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 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

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

5 responses to “Lee DeWyze “Hallelujah” American Idol

  1. Lipton T. Bagg

    A wonderful performance. He did himself and his fans proud.

    -LTB

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  3. I really like that song😀

  4. I’ve listened to all of them over and over. Somehow, they are very soothing to my soul. At first my daughter said something such as “Daddy, why do you keep listening to the same song over and over? Want to borrow my ipod?”

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