Keith Urban Covers “Hallelujah” to Honor Leonard Cohen

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Keith Urban covers "Hallelujah" to pay tribute to accomplished Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen.

While performing in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, Keith Urban took a moment to pay tribute to Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen who passed away on November 7th.

Enjoy the country superstar’s moving rendition of Cohen’s beloved tune “Hallelujah” below!

“RIP Leonard. And thank you for being a vessel of glory on high. – KU,” the star posted via Facebook along with his musical tribute.

“Hallelujah” Lyrics 

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

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

“Hallelujah” was originally released on Cohen’s 1984 album Various Positions, but has been covered by several other artists including John Cale and Jeff Buckley.

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