Hallelujah

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds


Year:
2001
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On the first day of May I took to the road
I'd been staring out the window most of the morning
I'd watched the rain claw at the glass
And a vicious wind blew hard and fast
Should have taken it as a warning
As a warning 
A warning
As a warning

I'd given my nurse the weekend off
My meals were ill prepared
My typewriter had turned mute as a tomb
And my piano crouched in the corner of my room
With all its teeth bared
All its teeth bared 
All its teeth bared
All its teeth bared

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah

I left my house without my coat
Something my nurse would not have allowed
And I took the small roads out of town
And I passed a cow and the cow was brown
And my pajamas clung to me like a shroud
Like a shroud 
Like a shroud
Like a shroud

There rose before me a little house
With all hope and dreams kept within
A woman's voice close to my ear
Said, "Why don't you come in here?"
"You looked soaked to the skin"
Soaked to the skin 
You look soaked to the skin
Soaked to the skin

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah

I turned to the woman and the woman was young
I extended a hearty salutation
But I knew if my nurse had been here
She would never in a thousand years
Permit me to accept that invitation
Invitation 
That invitation
That invitation

Now, you might think it wise to risk it all
Throw caution to the reckless wind
But with her hot cocoa and her medication
My nurse had been my one salvation
So I turned back home
I turned back home 
I turned back home
Singing my song

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah
The tears are welling in my eyes again (hallelujah)
I need twenty big buckets to catch them in (hallelujah)
And twenty pretty girls to carry them down (hallelujah)
And twenty deep holes to bury them in (hallelujah)
The tears are welling in my eyes again (hallelujah)
I need twenty big buckets to catch them in (hallelujah)
And twenty pretty girls to carry them down (hallelujah)
And twenty deep holes to bury them in (hallelujah)
The tears are welling in my eyes again (hallelujah)
I need twenty big buckets to catch them in (hallelujah)
And twenty pretty girls to carry them down (hallelujah)
And twenty deep holes to bury them in (hallelujah)
The tears are welling in my eyes again 
I need twenty big buckets to catch them in 
And twenty pretty girls to carry them down 
And twenty deep holes to bury them in

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Written by: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis

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