Atheist Hallelujah

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Atheist Hallelujah

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Performer: sweetmistake
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Released: February 1st, 2013
Recorded: ?
Genres: Folk Rock, Parody
Composer: Leonard Cohen
Writer: throwaway123454321
Length: 2:32

Atheist Hallelujah is a parody of Leonard Cohen's song "Hallelujah". The song has been covered by numerous artists, but this version replaces the lyrics to recount the writer's de-conversion from Christianity. The new lyrics were written by Redit user throwawat123454321 and played by Youtube user sweetmistake.

Song

Performed by sweetmistake on Youtube--Uploaded: February 1st, 2013

Lyrics

I wondered if there was a secret prayer
So He'd respond, and I'd know He's there
Instead of believing what's taught to you
And when I struggled and prayed to intercede
I took the silence as taking the lead
Though broken and beaten, I'd call out Hallelujah

JAH JAH JAH JAH

My faith would grow, and I thought it proof
Cause my life was well, though you were aloof
I figured I just wasn't worthy to talk to you
But the burgeoning guilt, self-loathing and shame
The promised comfort from calling your name
Was absent whenever I knelled in Hallelujahs

JAH JAH JAH JAH

Despite the years of servitude
You continued on mute in my solitude
I couldn't deny the doubts I had about you
So I swallowed my pride and open my mind
The world soon collapsed with this new paradigm
There was never a God to answer my Hallelujahs

Those JAH JAH JAH JAH

With no confidant it was bottled inside
An "ATHEIST" is one most all would deride
How could I break the news to those that love you?
The Confession, The Heartache, the Crying and Grief
Was tough to endure, but paled to the relief
Of indescribable freedom! Hallelujah!

JAH JAH JAH JAH

I see more beauty, my eyes feel clear
The shame and guilt are replaced by cheer
I never thought my life could mean so much to me.
It's short, and precious, and bittersweet
So I'll fight for truth against deceit
To free those who want to feel the Hallelujah!

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