a group of people standing in shadow, holding hands

Verses to be sung to Leonard Cohen’s ‘Halleluyah’

We say that there’s a God above
We hate and kill to prove God’s love
We say we’re all alike but we don’t mean ya
When will we finally lay down swords
Touch brother and sister with godly words
When halleluyah echoes halleluyah.
There’s a blaze of light from each within
No matter the tongue or color of skin
That is the only truth, it’s what is due ya
And in the end when day is done
We’ll fall as foes or stand as one
As broken and as hallowed halleluyahs
When faced with whether to act or be blind
By the choices we make we will be defined
Reaching out to those in need will never demean ya
If we don’t rise and take a stand
We’ll all be lost, we’ll all be damned
With no one left to whisper: “halleluyah.

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