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Song Parodies -> "Hallelujah.. ish"

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"Hallelujah.. ish"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

I've put this under "various" because I'm not entirely sure who did the version I based the parody on - doesn't sound like Jeff Buckley's and it sure as hell ain't Leonard Cohen's (which sounds like it's a single being played at 33rpm) or Alexandra Burke's. But I'm sure you'll get the idea, anyway.
I heard there was a secret chord
A *secret* chord? Just hold that thought
You don't know what I'm talking about, do ya?
I'm wondering, what is so great
The chord itself, or the way it's played?
The baffling lyrics of "Hallelujah"

Hallelujah...what's it to ya?
Hallelujah...crap, it's true-woo-woo-woo, yeah

This chord became a noxious song
Goes on and on for *way* too long
Sometimes I think, well, hey Jeff Buckley: screw ya
A Burke sang it when she won
Her X-mas-factor number one
The tired and hackneyed, clich├ęd "Hallelujah"

Hallelujah... won on cue, yeah
Hallelujah... Buckley, screw-ew-ew-ooo ya

This "secret" chord - was it F or C
Or Gsus4 (for Jesus freaks?)
Or was it what Confucius say in China?
That what you get (however daft)
From a piano dropped down a mineshaft
It's a joke because the punchline's Abm

Abm, No joke's finer
Abm, (a flat mi-hi-hi-hi-ner)

Well I guess by now you're pretty bored
Of songs about a secret chord
Tough! There's still two verses to play to ya
My voice fills with emotional pain
My face twists and it shows the strain
Just like I'm constipated on the loo, yeah

On the loo, yeah.. number two, yeah
I can poo, yeah.. Hallelu-oo-oo-oo-jah

Well, maybe there's a god around
Above, perhaps, or underground
Whatever deity you may pray to, yeah
Your prayers are answered, anyhow
You prayed "Please will he finish.. NOW"
Hear you say "Thank God that's over, Hallelujah"

Hallelujah... It's sung to ya
Hallelujah... Now it's through woo-woo-woo, yeah.

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Phil Nelson - March 10, 2010 - Report this comment
pretty good
Patrick - March 10, 2010 - Report this comment
K. D. (or is it k. d.) lang/Lang sang the original during the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics, perhaps for no other reason than that she and Leonard Cohen are Canadian. I first heard it on an episode of "The West Wing". It falls into the category I call "Sounds More Meaningful Than It Probably Is".
Christie Marie M - March 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I listened to Rufus Wainright's version of this OS, because I loved the movie "Shrek". Very funny parody! Hallelujah, here's 5's!
George Frideric Handel, - March 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Why do I get the idea that this is *not* about the Hallelujah Chorus in "Messiah?" ... if not, DKTOS, mostly because I died in 1759....

TT once did a commercial for RCA™ lip-synching the jingle to the above (the classic). Only one word to remember - piece of cake!

Five-in' to ya!
Five-in' to ya!
Five-in' to ya!, Five-in' to ya! Five-in' to ya! ....
Fiddlegirl - March 10, 2010 - Report this comment
A well-deserved skewering, if ever there was one! Echoing Patrick's comment about presumed profundity... and ROFL @ the Abm verse. :D
Phil Alexander - March 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks all :-)

Patrick - I agree completely.. I think it's the pretentiousness that annoys me most about the song

Tommy Friedrich Turtel - no, haven't handled that one yet.

Fiddlegirl - if you're writing a jokey song about chords, you can't really leave out Abm (though I was quite pleased of the "Gsus4 for Jesus freaks" line, too)
Meriadoc - March 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I quite like Wainright's version, but cannot figure out why he juxtaposed David and Sampson....

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