Little G
Confusing Hallelujah Lyrics ...... Well your faith was strong but you needed proof You saw her bathing on the roof Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you And she tied you to her kitchen chair She broke your throne and she cut your hair And from your lips she drew the hallelujah I've seen this room and I've walked this floor I used to live alone before I knew you I've seen your flag on the marble arch But love is not a victory march It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah Well there was a time when you let me know What's really going on below But now you never show that to me do you But remember when I moved in you And the holy dove was moving too And every breath we drew was hallelujah what does the last sentence mean? who is "you" referred to? It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah, what did the writer mean? what does move in you mean? become holy? And is it really a religious song? or other meanings implied?
Oct 11, 2008 12:50 PM
Answers · 3
Well, first (though it may be obvious), we must know that "hallelujah" is "a shout of joy, praise or gratitude". This is NOT a religious song at all, even though it uses a lot of biblical phrases and allusions. It's actually very sexual, in some parts. The song is very poetic.. and can be interpreted to be about a man who is very deeply in love. The entire last stanza which you posted: Well there was a time when you let me know What's really going on below But now you never show that to me do you But remember when I moved in you And the holy dove was moving too And every breath we drew was hallelujah He is saying to his love that nowadays they don't get very "intimate", and that he is trying to remind her of the time when they WERE "intimate". The last sentence there beautifully dramaticizes what he remembers in his memory-- that while making love, every breath they breathed was hallelujah, was a shout of joy/praise/gratitude. When he says "But remember when I moved in you", he is referring to when they were making love. The "you" he is referring to is the woman he is in love with. The lines "But love is not a victory march / It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah" means that love isn't a victory, it's not something something to feel triumphant about, but that love can be very painful ('it's a cold and broken hallelujah).
October 11, 2008
actually, i'm wondering if it's a reference to the baby Jesus when his mother, the Virgin Mary carried him inside her womb.
October 12, 2008
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