Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah Video and Lyrics

Hallelujah by Alexandra Burke, the winner of the fifth UK series of The X Factor, Music Video and Lyrics

Hallelujah is the debut single from British pop and R&B singer Alexandra Burke, who beat JLS and Eoghan Quigg to win the fifth series of The X Factor.
The television talent competition was broadcast on ITV in 2008. The series premiered on 16 August and was won by Alexandra Burke on 13 December, with Cheryl Cole emerging as the winning mentor.

The song, a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, was released as a download on 14th December 2008, and will be physically released on Wednesday 17 December 2008.

Listen to ‘Hallelujah’ song here, this is the official video.

Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah Lyrics

Well I heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the lord
But you don’t really care for music, do ya?
Well it goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing hallelujah


Well 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
And she broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the hallelujah


Well baby I’ve been here before
I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew ya
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


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?
And remember when I moved in you?
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was hallelujah


Well maybe there’s a god above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who’d out drew ya
And it’s not a cry that you hear at night
It’s not somebody who’s seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah

Hallelujah (x12)

Song Information

Released December 14, 2008
Genre Pop, R&B, Neo-soul
Length 3:37
Label Syco Music, Sony BMG
Producer Steve Mac

26 Responses to “Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah Video and Lyrics”

  1. Andy Merrett Says:

    Absolutely amazing. Just for reference, Alexandra doesn’t sing (as you’ve printed it) verses 3 and 4, at least on the standard download single, just 1,2 and 5. Is there going to be more on the CD single?

  2. maxy Says:

    She more than deserved to win this. I have just watched this perfomance again an im overwhelmed with the passion. She has all the ualities of all the singers whos songs she has sang and then some. She even outshone Beyonce. She is going to be a HUGE star. The british public finally got their hearing sorted after last years tragedy of a winner who couldnt hold a note, nd chosen a worthy winner.

    Alex you are amazing!! Well done!!

  3. Bethhhh x Says:

    Omfg !! she did not deserv too win !!!!! argh!!=@ JLS AREE SO MUCH BETTER!!!!! i hatee her & they are fit!

  4. Eniola Says:

    She’s amazing. If she did not win it would have been fixed. I wish her all da best wiz everything. Go girl and u make me soo proud of bein black and british.

  5. farah mughal Says:

    everytime i listen to this song it brings tears to my eyes….she really deserved this

  6. alison Says:

    Bethhhh x - people vote on the contestants talent, not whether they think they are fit or not! She got the most votes!! get on yer bike!

  7. mkhael Says:

    she deserved it and was so much better than jls.

  8. paul Says:

    An absolutely awful over produced version of an absolutely brilliant song (Although she sings it well.. my problem is with the production, not he singing)

    But if it encourages people to listen to other versions.. namely Jeff Buckleys then that can only be a good thing.

  9. rianna Says:

    WOW alex did deserve to win,
    i am scared she may become a “leona”
    although, she was original
    with her dancing talent as well as her
    amazing powerful voice!
    i wanted to audition this year
    she made me realise dreams come true.


  10. Iyke Says:

    Your’re my sister. We are black and proud. You made it and you deserve it! Alleluia!!

  11. shannon Says:

    i love this song thx for the lyrics

  12. Steph Says:

    it is SO awesome. Ihave the CD. thanks for the lyrics

  13. Barb Says:

    A nice tune, no doubt about it. But, do you understand the lyrics? Do you know what hallelujah really mean? It means “Give praise to Jehovah”. This song has nothing to do with praising God.

  14. alison.o Says:

    oh my god i love this song to bits….and thanks for the lyrics

  15. emma Says:

    i think that this song is well good blud

  16. ebun Says:

    i love this song it is so heart warming!

  17. Dupsie Says:

    Am more than impressed with this song. Its so wonderful that I had to go on net to find out more about Alexandra. She deserves more of the best and should keep the flag flying. Go Girl….

  18. Berri Says:

    mmmh!, i listened to that song over and over again, it was full of great immense passion, i like the build up too. started quite slowly then bursted out and continued with such momentum.. she deserves to win, and the lyrics (story line) was just awesome.. she probably used the Biblical David character…i was touched…u deserved it..

  19. sarah Says:

    You people only hate her because they want jls or dian or owen(i no its not spellt right) i think that you are just being stupid liten to her voice she can sing and consernig diana she couldn@t sing it was just that she did that thing with her voice and she was all the boys faveriot

  20. Al-Yasha Says:

    Didn’t see the show. Only the video. Alex is fantastic! Although I enjoyed her singing immensely, I don’t understand the text. I’m totally dependent on her emotional delivery (and she has plenty of emotion) which makes me want to hear her again and again. There are so many seemingly unrelated themes. I’m confused. Can anyone tell me what the song is about???

  21. bethany ward Says:

    i realy liked alexandra i think jls and alexandra are the best

  22. samantha baldwin Says:

    i love alexandras song it is ace but i love your new songxxxxx

  23. herut Says:

    You’re just an amazing singer.!!
    Moves me every time.

    I love you

  24. ola phil Says:

    As simon have said u made him proud to be a BRITISH also u made me proud to be BLACK. Keep it up baby sky is not the limit. Keep on firing

  25. Buchangeh Yep Says:

    Liked the song but after a look at the lyric I stepped back. A satire of or a salute to biblical David? Or is it a caution to would be Davids and Samsons to beware of Uriah’s wife and Delilahs ? I am lost!

  26. Hope Says:

    Nice song. But the lyrics don’t make much sense considering the meaning of halleluya. It means ‘praise the Lord.’ thanks for the lyrics anyway.

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